Newly elected Chairman of the Federal Polytechnic Bauchi Alumni Association, Usman Mohammed, has lamented the lack of adequate hostels accommodation in the institution.
Mohammed called on alumni to team up with the association to see the possibility of building more hostels for female students.
He made the appeal on Thursday while speaking with journalists shortly after they were inaugurated.
He observed that hostels accommodation was one of the major problems facing students of the polytechnic.
He expressed confidence that the coming of the alumni after being inactive for more than two decades would revive the zeal of alumni to give back to the Polytechnic.
The smooth election and swearing in of the new leadership took place at the 501 Capacity Hall of the polytechnic earlier that day.
The newly elected Chairman assured that his leadership would galvanise alumni from all over the world to bring more developments and infrastructure to the polytechnic.
He expressed regret that despite the huge number of successful graduates produced by the polytechnic, it was still experiencing numerous challenges like lack of adequate hostel accommodation for students.
He recounted that his heart was broken when he came across a new a new student from Anambra State crying because she had no hostel allocated to her.
The alumni Chairman called on graduates of the Polytechnic who are successful in their chosen fields of endeavors to team up with the association to ensure the problems bedeviling the polytechnic were tackled.
He commended the management of the polytechnic as well as the governing council for their maturity saying they did not interfere in the election of the newly formed executives.
The new Chairman promised to use his position to partner with the management, council and other relevant organisations to move the institution forward.
In his remarks, the representative of the Polytechnic Governing Council who was elected along with other executives of the association, Abubakar Adamu Modibbo, promised to use his influence and connection to better the fortunes of the Polytechnic.
Others are Ahmed Ladan (Vice Chairman), Gambo Ibrahim Tanimo (Secretary General), Hashimu Zakari Ya’u (Assistant Secretary General), Mohammed Mohammed (Financial Secretary) and Victoria Oguneye.
Announcing the results, the Chairman of the Electoral Committee, Surveyor Ahmed Babayo, declared the Mohammed led executives winners saying they polled required number of votes.