This followed the judicious use of funds and accountability of resources by the current leadership of the institution.
The statement says that Bello made it known during his visit to the institution in the framework of his VI Call.
The governor also received an honorary doctorate in Public Fice.
He specified that the governor also inaugurated several projects at the university.
They included administrative blocks, an office complex, a cashew processing plant, and a well-equipped business center.
Bello said the current leadership has demonstrated probity, responsibility and judicious use of resources.
The statement further quoted Bello as noting that “his administration often combined words with action.”
Bello stated that her drive for the inclusion of women in government has produced the first university vice-chancellor in the state, Professor Marietu Tenuche.
According to the governor, it has proven to be a perfect representation of women in leadership.
Bello noted: “In just one year of his leadership, he has been able to present several infrastructure projects.
“Tenuche has also secured 100% accreditation for all of the institution’s academic programs.”
The Governor stated that Tenuche has run the institution effectively, clearly showing that she was a perfect choice.
The governor stated that the state of Kogi, which was created in 1991, is now a star state under his leadership.
This, according to him, is due to the fact that the State has shown unity, security and union despite the challenges faced.
“The government inherited a state divided along ethnic, religious, political lines and across lines of division, but now it could claim to be the safest state in the country.
“In the state, what qualified anyone for leadership was quality and value rendered and not their tribe, religion or affiliation.
“This is because all the resources of Kogi state are used for the citizens of the state,” the governor added.
Bello urged graduate students to learn from his administration’s leadership style and bring it to society at large.
The governor urged: “Older leaders who loved the country should leave the driver’s seat for younger leaders.”
By inaugurating the cashew processing plant, Bello said that it will promote the socioeconomic development of the state.
Prof. Suleiman Bogoro, Executive Secretary, Tertiary Education Trust Fund (TETFUND), commended the university’s leadership in executing quality infrastructure projects.
Bogoro also praised the institution for facilitating creative programs, including the business center and cashew processing plant.