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As the year 2022 begins, it is auspicious for us as a university to thank the Almighty God for making the dream of the University a reality last year and for making us part of its foundation team. It only takes special grace to belong to the pioneers!

Definitely, 2021 shall remain unforgettable in the annals of Ahman Pategi University as it marked the approval, the licensing and the beginning of academic activities in the University. The journey so far is simply remarkable.

Like every human activity, the beginning is always challenging and the University was not spared of its own challenges last year, in spite of the best of efforts to overcome them. Yet, challenges are natural and they bring the best out of us ultimately.

The year starting today offers us another opportunity to re-dedicate ourselves as staff and students to the lofty ideals and mandate of the University. It is an opportunity to blaze the trail and stand shoulder-to-shoulder with renowned universities not only in Nigeria and Africa but also the world at large. Together, we can do it!

I want everyone of us to begin the year with hope and enthusiasm that good things will be better and the teething challenges will be surmounted. Definitely, the University cannot be greater than the quality of its staff and students and it is in this respect that everyone of us has a role to play.

During the days of Prof. Jerry Gana's chairmanship of the Mass Mobilisation for Social Justice and Economic Recovery (MAMSER), a government agency, he charged Nigerians to do whatever they did well. Based on his mantra, I urge you that if you are a leader, lead well; if you are a lecturer, lecture well; if you are an administrator, administer well; if you are a manager, manage well; if you are a farmer, farm well; if you are a cleaner, clean well; if you are a gardener, garden well;if you are a security officer, secure life and property well and if you are a student, study well.

There is no room for mediocrity in the university and it is expected that everyone of us will embrace the new year with renewed energy and more dedication to duty. Let us clean our corners well and always do the right thing at the right time. When we all do the right thing, everything shall be all right.

At Ahman Pategi University, the future is now and it is gratifying that you are part of the unfolding future. I, therefore, urge you to double your efforts and make your marks in your primary assignments as staff and students.

On behalf of the Proprietor, Hon. Aliyu Ahman-Pategi, the Board of Trustees, the Chancellor, the Pro-Chancellor and Chairman of the Governing Council, I welcome you to the year of determination. We must be determined to succeed after the foundation year well spent in 2021.

Thank you and God bless you all.

Prof. Mahfouz A. Adedimeji

Vice-Chancellor, APU

posted on 1st of January, 2022.