The Vice-Chancellor of the Nasarawa State University Keffi, Professor Suleiman Bala Mohammed, has sought the collaboration of the Mining and Cadastre Office, and the Nigerian Geological Survey Agency with the Department of Geology and Mining to deepen industry-academia cooperation.
The Vice-Chancellor made this call recently when he paid a working visit to the two agencies in Abuja.
At the Mining and Cadastre Office, the Vice-Chancellor and his team were received by the Director-General of the agency, Engr. Obadiah Simon Nkom and his Management staff.
The visit afforded the Vice-Chancellor the opportunity to present the appointment letter to the Board of the Jose Centino International Centre for Medical Geology and Research to the DG of the Agency.
Dr. Nkom thanked the University Management for the privilege to serve on the board, promising to advance the cause of Geology in Nigeria.
Professor Mohammed and his team also visited the Nigerian Geological Survey Agency, where he was received by the Director-General of the Agency Dr. Abdulrazak Garba.
Dr. Garba in his welcome remark charged Nigerian Universities to review the Curriculum of the Department of Geology Mining to meet up with current trends in the industry stressing that diversification is the only way out of the economic challenges facing the country.
The Vice-Chancellor thanked the DG for accepting to serve on the board of the Jose Centino International Centre for Medical Geology Research of the University. The team later took a facility tour of the Geological Museum, Seismic Control Station, and Drilling Rig amongst others.
On the Vice-Chancellor's entourage were the Director Linkages Dr. K'tso Ngharbu, the Dean Faculty of Natural and Applied Sciences, Prof. Umar Gurku, the immediate past Dean, Faculty of Natural and Applied Sciences and Current President, Society of Mining Engineers, Prof. Shedrack Jatau, and the Head of Department Geology and Mining, Dr. Nathaniel Goki.