Alumni of the University, under the aegis of the Federal University of Agriculture Abeokuta Alumni Association (FUNAABASS), recently flagged-off an intra-campus shuttle bus service to enhance the welfare of community members. While welcoming the Vice-Chancellor to the official commissioning of the buses, the National President of FUNAABASS, who is also a member of the University Governing Council, Mr. Olusola Tobun, said that the idea was conceived from the interaction with students in the various colleges and the imperative of responding to their needs.
He added that members of the alumni association were not particularly after the profit that would come from the venture and hence, the reason behind the low and affordable transport fare of N20 per drop, being charged commuters. He also said that it was a way of giving back to the system by making life easier and better for the students. Mr. Tobun disclosed that a committee, headed by Professor Jonathan Atungwu, Head, Department of Crop Protection, College of Plant Science and Crop Production (COLPLANT), had been set up to manage the operations and maintenance of the buses, saying that more of such vehicles were on the way to increase the fleet.
The Vice-Chancellor, Professor Olusola Oyewole, represented by the Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Development, Professor Ololade Enikuomehin, said that the gesture marked a landmark in the history of FUNAAB, being the first time that the alumni would come up with the initiative that would meet the needs of the community members. He also thanked the Office of Advancement; for effectively maintaining the University’s relationship with the Alumni Association.