FUNAI IS A BLESSING TO IKWO LAND – VC
The Vice Chancellor of the Federal University Nduf-Alike Ikwo (FUNAI), Ebonyi State, Prof. Chinedum Nwajiuba has described the University as a catalyst for the development of the Ikwo land (University’s host community), stressing that the University is indeed a blessing to the people of the area.
Prof. Nwajiuba made this known when he led members of the University Management on a courtesy call to the Chairman, Ikwo Local Government Area Traditional Rulers’ Council, Eze Dominic Aloh in his palace at Amagu Ikwo.
“This University has come to stay at Ikwo. You cannot imagine the impact of the University on the people of Ikwo. It will be a catalyst for the transformation of Ikwo land, not just in terms of the employment and admission opportunities it provides for the people, but its spillover effect will touch every facet of the people’s life”, he stated.
The Vice Chancellor further stressed the importance of synergy, harmony and peaceful co-existence between the University and its host community, adding that the two communities must work together for the overall development of Ikwo land.
“I have come to work. There will be no better Vice Chancellor to have come to Ikwo in this time than me. I appeal for support from you and other stakeholders in order to develop the University and Ikwo land”, he said.
In his welcome address, Eze Aloh thanked the Vice Chancellor and members of his team for their thoughtfulness and regard to the traditional institution of Ikwo people, adding that they would support and make themselves available to the Vice Chancellor to ensure he achieves great heights for the University.
The royal father further used the opportunity to pray for the Vice Chancellor and other members of the University Management, noting that he was convinced the Vice Chancellor would have a very successful tenure.
The visit was one of the ways the Vice Chancellor is ensuring that the University builds and sustains bridges of friendship with members of its host community in order to promote peaceful co-existence in the University and its environs.