INEC COMMISSIONER MAKES HISTORIC VISIT TO FUNAI
- DONATES A TRAILER LOAD OF CEMENT
The Independent National Electoral Commission’s Federal Commissioner in charge of the Southeast region, Ambassador Lawrence Nwuruku on 12th of August 2016 paid a historic visit to the Federal University Ndufu Alike Ikwo, Ebonyi State.
Speaking on the need to be proactive and resilient in a workplace, Ambassador Nwuruku recalled how as a Local Government Chairman in the then Ikwo Local Government Council he implemented people–oriented programmes that lifted his people from socio-economic squalor.
The INEC commissioner expressed gratitude to the University Management for accepting the call to contribute their quota towards the growth and development of Ebonyi state and Ikwo community in particular.
Ambassador, Nwuruku counselled the University management led by Professor Chinedum Nwajiuba to see the host community as their own. He said, ‘always remember that those who develop a place are not necessarily the sons and daughters of the place, rather, in most cases, they are visitors.’
The former Nigerian ambassador to Mexico said he was awestruck by the degree of infrastructural renaissance going on at the University due to the focused leadership of Prof. Nwajiuba.
‘I am taken aback to see the magnitude of social-economic and academic development on ground all because of the focused and development driven leadership of the Vice Chancellor’, he enthused.
He further vowed to use his economic and political connection to woo investors to the University for Accelerated Development, and pledged to donate a trailer load of cement to help the University in its numerous construction works.
Earlier, the Vice Chancellor, Professor Nwajiuba stated unequivocally that he was in a hurry to develop the University and has not wasted time since assumption of office in making a mark in the University. This mark he explained include among other things the demerging of some fused faculties and creation of new ones such as Faculties of Agriculture and Education and a campaign to change the value system of workers.
Professor Nwajiuba further vowed never to be deterred in turning the University into a World-class institution no matter the obstacles.
‘’ God has sent me here to work’, he concluded.