The Federal Government has approved a 21-day working days public display exercise on the proposed 5.0 Megawatts Solar Power Project at the University of Calabar and the University of Calabar Teaching Hospital (UCTH) respectively.
The approval was conveyed in a letter dated 23rd April, 2021 and addressed to the Vice Chancellor of the University of Calabar by the Minister of Environment.
The letter tagged, ” Public Display on the Livelihood Restoration Plan of the Proposed 5.0MW Solar Power Project at the University of Calabar and Unical Teaching Hospital, Calabar, Cross River State by Rural Electrification Agency (REA)”, said the development is in line with the stipulations of the EIA Act 2004 which makes Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) study mandatory for all major developmental projects.
According to the letter which was signed by the Federal Controller of Environment, E.D. Nnumolu, on behalf of the Minister of Environment, stakeholders are expected to come to the Federal Ministry of Environment Field Office Headquarters, Federal Secretariat Complex, 2nd Floor, Calabar, Cross River State to read the report and make their comments. It further stated that all comments should be in writing and forwarded to the minister of environment.
In a related development, Dr Mrs Williams Dodeye Uduak has been elected as the deputy dean of the Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Calabar.
The new deputy dean of the faculty who went unopposed in the just concluded election is from the department of political science.
In her acceptance speech, she expressed her appreciation for the honour and mandate bestowed on her to serve the faculty adding that she will not fail in the discharge of her responsibilities.
While pledging to support the dean for the optimal growth of the Faculty, she promised to place the interest of the faculty and the institution above other personal interest in order to take the faculty to the next level.
In her remarks the Vice-Chancellor of the University of Calabar, Prof Florence Obi, urged the Dean and her Deputy to strive to key into vision of the Vice-Chancellor and work hard to achieve greater heights that would make the faculty the envy of other faculties in the Institution.
The vice chancellor who was represented by the Deputy Vice-Chancellor Administration, Prof Michael Okom commended the faculty for the peaceful adoption of a sole candidate for the said position.
He posited that, the action was an affirmation of the faculty’s desire to make positive changes even as he urged the newly elected deputy Dean to bring her wealth of experience to bear.