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US consulate visits Chrisland University, donates e-library to the institution
By: Abara Blessing Oluchi
Fri, 18 Feb 2022   ||   Nigeria,

The United States Consulate Mission, Lagos office, Nigeria, on Thursday, 17th February 2022 visited Chrisland University Abeokuta Ogun State.

The Deputy Public Affairs Officer, United States Consulate-General, Jennifer Foltz who led the delegation arrived the University campus with a courtesy call on the Vice Chancellor, Professor Chinedum Peace Babalola in her office to brief her of their mission to the citadel of learning.

While briefing the Management Team of Chrisland , Mrs Jennifer Foltz  said they are in the university  to establish a relationship between the institution and US consulate , to  donate  an  e-library resources with training on how to use it, interact with students and staff of the University on how to better develop themselves. 

The consulate said the donation was part of its core mandate in promoting educational opportunities for Nigerian students and scholars.

The Deputy Public Affairs Officer, United States Consulate-General, Jennifer Foltz, made the donation on behalf of the consulate at the school premises.

The Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Mrs. Chinedum Peace Babalola, FAS, while welcoming the August visitors in her office expressed the University’s appreciation for the visit of the U.S. Consulate General, she said the strategic alliances of the citadel of learning with U.S consulate would foster capacity building between the two great countries, relationship and continuous harmony, knowledge sharing, exchange programmes among others.

The AU laureate further stated that the Founder, High Chief Dr Winifred Awosika , the Board and the Management of the university is leaving no stone unturned towards making Chrisland University one of the leading private university in Africa.

U.S Mission in Nigeria doles out gifts to Chrisland Students, pelages to help Nigerian youths actualize their dreams

The part of the efforts to make the visit a memorable events, the United States Mission in Nigeria gave out a lot of gifts items to the students of Chrisland University and also pelaged to help Nigerian youths actualize their Dreams.

This was done during the “meet and interact” session with Mrs. Jennifer Foltz and a concurrent interactive virtual session with students and staff on "Best Approach to Online Research and the use of eLibraryUSA (U.S. government paid educational/research database) presented by Director of the America Center at the U.S. Consulate, Samuel Eyitayo.

Jennifer urged Nigerian youths to embrace entrepreneurship development as part of keys to national development.

While reiterating the significance of Nigeria’s entrepreneurs to the continual progression of economy, Foltz stated that the U.S Mission in Nigeria is committed to helping  youths actualize their dreams by imparting them on social entrepreneurship and employing technologies to drive economy.