Hundreds of alumni of the Federal University of Technology, Akure (FUTA) have arrived Dallas, Texas, the USA in what promises to be the largest ever single gathering of alumni of any Nigerian university overseas this weekend.
According to the organisers, about 720 old students of FUTA are expected at the event..
It would be the first in-person reunion of the body since 2018 after three virtual reunions and annual alumni get-together in 2020 and 2021.
It holds between July 28- 31.
The hosts, FUTA North America (FUTANA) Alumni assured it will pull off one of the most elaborate and elegant reunions ever.
It said it will bring back some cherished traditions and new activities for alumni and families.
Events lined up include: tour of Dallas, Amala Joint, Gbedu Night, Sunset Boat Cruise, Soccer and Zumba, Axe Throwing, Gun Range, Texas BBQ, Awards & Gala Dinner.
A statement by FUTANA President Bunmi Oladunjoye, and Chief Host of Reunion Dallas 2022 said: Ubong Assam Edohoukwa: “The FUTA North America alumni organisation has made significant contributions to the development of the university, including providing food palliatives to support over 1,000 individuals and families during the COVID-19 lockdown in 2020 and the donation of a N20m FUTANA Innovation Laboratory to the University in February 2022.
“The North American Alumni group strongly supports the university in Nigeria. This celebration is befitting for all members.”