The Vice Chancellor of Federal University Ndufu-Alike Ikwo (FUNAI), Ebonyi State, Prof. Chinedum Nwajiuba has pledged the University’s support to the wife and children of the late driver, Mr. Dan Nwangbo, popularly known as lecturer.

The Vice Chancellor made the pledged on Monday, 24th April, 2017 when he paid a surprise visit to the family of the deceased at Igweledeloha Ishieke village in Ebonyi Local Government Area of the State.

VC, Prof. Chinedum Nwajiuba (c ) with 2 sons of the deceased during the visit

In an emotion-laden speech, he commiserated with the family on the death of their breadwinner, pledging to ensure that the family, especially the children is not abandoned by the University authorities at this challenging time.

The Vice Chancellor who was visibly touched by the state of things in the family promised to ensure that the 7 children of the deceased were given quality education to ensure that the death of their father did not pose a stumbling block to the fulfillment of their destiny. On that note he immediately directed that a workable plan be developed and submitted to his office the next day for the actualization of the goal.

VC, Prof. Chinedum Nwajiuba greeting the mother of the deceased (on blue T-shirt) and other members of the family

He further noted that an educated member of the immediate family of the deceased could also be offered employment in the University to assuage the pains of their loss.

Prayers were offered to God on behalf of the family, for the fortitude to bear the irreparable loss, their protection and sustenance.

A relation of the deceased, Mrs. Kate Nwankwo in their response thanked the University community for their support since the incident happened; appreciating the Vice Chancellor in particular for sparing time out of his tight schedules to be with them in their time of grief.

“VC is a gift to FUNAI.

“Sir, you have taken away a great burden from us by the demonstration of an uncommon love that made you to leave your tight schedules to sympathize with us right in our village despite the distance”, she stated.

The Vice Chancellor was accompanied to the condolence visit by the Director of Physical Planning, Works and Services, Dr. A.I Ezeocha, Director of Centre for Development Assistance Management, Partnership and Training, Mr. Chris Uwadoka, Coordinator of Works, Engr. Etche Nwali, Chief Security Officer, Major Mgbebu Onwe (Rtd.), Dr. Charles Ogbaekirigwe, University PRO, Mr. Elom Iyke Ubochi, Head of Junior Staff Matters, Mr. Ama Omaha and some staff of the Transport Unit.

VC, Prof. Chinedum Nwajiuba (1st L) consoling the wife of the deceased (on green T-shirt) during the visit.

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