Your Excellency, Alh. Yahaya Bello, the Executive Governor of Kogi State, The Vice Chancellor, Confluence University

of Science and Technology (CUSTECH), Osara, Engr. Prof. Salawu Sadiku, all other protocols duly observed.

My name is Sanni . My name is Sanni Orahachi Rosemary a student of this great ivory tower christened Confluence University of Science and Technology, Osara. I am from the Department of Software Engineering in the Faculty of Computing and Informatics .

I am humbly standing here as a representative of all other students to give appreciation to our dear Governor and father His Excellency, Alh. Yahaya Bello for deeming it fit to add this university to the list of tertiary institutions in the state which has given us all the great opportunity to be the pioneer students of this great institution. Without any iota of doubt, we believe His Excellency ventured into this out of his penchant for education.

Your Excellency, many of us seated here joyfully matriculating today have been severally denied admission in other higher institutions outside the

shores of Kogi State. This was a cog in the wheel of us moving forward with our academic pursuit. Some of us were already giving up when CUSTECH, Osara came into existence through your executive efforts. Today, we have students from the Eastern and Western parts of Nigeria and we cannot but celebrate your cosmopolitan nature that has brought us together.

We also want to applaud the Management and all Staff members of CUSTECH, Osara for looking after us as they would their kids and siblings. We strongly believe we are in safe hands till we graduate in flying colours from this wonderful university.

Lastly, we will like Alh. Yahaya Bello and his team to know that we will not in any way disappoint them but rather make them proud at all times. As a father that he is to us, we know he will always be there to make us his children happy at all times by giving quick response to that which concerns CUSTECH, Osara.

We wish you all a safe journey back to your respective destinations.

Thank you.