The Special Adviser to the Honourable Minister of State for Education,            Chief Frank Ibezim has donated 200 tree seedlings to the Federal University Ndufu-Alike Ikwo (FUNAI), Ebonyi State in support of the institution’s campus green initiative.

The former Commissioner of Agriculture in Imo State said his decision to make the donation was to support the infrastructural revolution going on in the University, adding “if you see what is good you contribute to it.


He equally praised the ownership mentality of most staff and students of the University which make them to contribute to the development of the University, emphasizing that staff’s contribution to the construction of the culvert which allowed for the opening of the University main gate and erection of waste bins around the campus by pioneers students were novel in the Nigerian system.

Director, CEDAMPAT, Mr. Chris Uwadoka (L) about planting one of the donated tree seedlings on behalf of the donor

Extolling the selfless leadership style of the Vice Chancellor, Prof. Chinedum Nwajiuba, Ibezim further said: “I heard how your Vice Chancellor brought his personal rods from the village to kick-start the construction of a culvert in the institution, that made me to support the University in my own small way.”

He maintained that the donation was only the beginning of other things he would do for the University as part of his personal social responsibility, adding that he was motivated by the clear vision and calculated positive direction the University is taking to become a global education brand.

Director of CEDAMPAT, Mr. Chris Uwadoka planting a tree

While planting some of the trees on behalf of the donor recently, the Director, Centre for Development Assistance Management, Partnership and Training,         Mr. Chris Uwadoka thanked him for his large heart and support to the campus green initiative of the University, calling on other good-spirited individuals and corporate entities to partner the University in areas of their choice.

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