CU Partners with Papyrus
Covenant University, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU), Monday, August, 31, 2015, with Bel Papyrus Limited, a foremost recycling and waste management company in Nigeria. The MoU which covers the management of the University’s waste paper products is to take effect immediately, following the signing of the partnership documents.
According to a statement by the Vice Chancellor, Professor Charles Ayo at the occasion, Covenant University urgently required such collaboration to help drive its pursuit of the vision of becoming one of the ten topmost universities in the world by 2022. In his remarks, he enthused, “We are most delighted to commence this project, given the fact that we are the first institution that would be signing this MoU with Bel Papyrus Ltd.”
He further expressed an interest of the University’s Management to partner with the company in other areas like Organic Waste Management; noting that organic produce were usually more expensive than their counterparts, implying a more rewarding investment opportunity for the university.
In his remarks, the Registrar, Pastor Olamide Olusegun stated that the CU/Papyrus partnership was a great development which would increase the University’s momentum towards the attainment of its vision. While making his remarks, the Personnel and Administrative Manager of Bel Papyrus, Mr. Olu Olanrewaju admitted that Covenant University would be the first educational institution they would be partnering with in Nigeria. He assured the University’s Management that Bel Papyrus which is a subsidiary of Bolous Nigeria, is a company with great integrity and commitment to excellence and hard work and it would not jeopardise its relationship with the University through compromise of any form. “You will not regret partnering with us,” he assured.
Mr. Olanrewaju explained how excited he was to see the Covenant University campus, which he described as out of the Nigerian context. He enthused, “I have not been to this place before; I’m so moved by the environment.”
Also present at the event were the Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Professor Taiwo Abioye; the Director, Financial Services, Pastor Adebayo Oladehinbo; the Pioneer Manager, Industry Partnership, Professor Oluwole Obembe; Chair, Covenant University Waste to Wealth Committee, Professor Kolawole Ajanaku and a member of the Committee, Dr. David Olukanni; a member of the Legal Team, Barr. Ayo Osayande and a Representative of the Directorate of Media & Corporate Affairs.