It has become the tradition at AUN during major religious festivals for the Management to throw in welfare support so that staff and their families can feel the love.
In the spirit of Eid-el-Kabir, President Dawn Dekle donated five bulls for slaughter and the meat was shared with staff and faculty members on Thursday, August 31.
The traditional meat sharing, which took place at the GT Bank football pitch, brought together members of the university community regardless of their religious affiliations, an AUN feature. Even auxiliary staff and security personnel attached to the campus were not left out.
Yusuf Mohammed, the Senior Director in the Public Affairs Dept., who was the MC for the event, said one of the characteristics of the celebration is the annual reunion of Muslims from around the world.
The distribution was well coordinated by the Human Resources and Planning Department and the collection was completed in a timely manner. Assistant Vice President for HR, Nourah Bamalli, though on vacation at the time, had made adequate arrangements for another hitch-free exercise. There were five designated points manned by top University administrators, with assistance from HR staff members, serving corps members, and other volunteers. Each point served the staff and faculty members upon their presenting their tickets.
At the meat sharing, Vice President of Campus Life and Dean of Students Affairs, Byron Bullock, representing President Dekle, told the staff members that the University is appreciative of their sacrifices, sacrifices that ensure that AUN continues to be the best university in the country.
Dean Bullock wished every staff member a happy celebration of the Sallah festival. “As you celebrate the holiday, I wish you peace in your family, prosperity, and joy.”
By Omorogbe Omorogiuwa