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Varsity Dons hail Tinubu for appointing Mbadiwe as UNIZIK Pro-Chancellor

University professors from Anambra State have commended President Bola Tinubu for appointing seasoned economist and administrator, Amb. Greg Ozuomba Mbadiwe, as the new Pro-Chancellor and Chairman of the governing Council of Nnamdi Azikiwe University (UNIZIK), Awka.

The professors, under the aegis of the Forum of Anambra Professors (FAP), praised the appointment as a step in the right direction, considering Mbadiwe’s exceptional leadership qualities and experience in administration and policy development.

The appointment is seen as a giant leap to further guarantee outstanding teaching and learning standards and make UNIZIK one of the best in Nigeria and beyond.

In a statement signed by its National Coordinator, Prof Ikechukwu Okafor, on Thursday, FAP described Amb. Mbadiwe as a “diligent and prudent personality; a legal luminary, very brilliant, highly experienced and result-oriented administrator with exceptional capacity for innovative leadership” adding that his appointment as Pro-Chancellor is a step in the right direction.

“Our Forum appreciates President Bola Ahmed Tinubu for choosing best hands for the much-needed multisectoral development and productivity in the country.

“The Appointment of Amb. Mbadiwe as the Pro-Chancellor and Chairman of Governing Council of Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka is indeed a step in the right direction considering his versatility and competence in administration and policy development. 

“It is a loud testament of the commitment and vision of the Tinubu administration towards the development and advancement of the education sector in Nigeria. It is fortuitous that the son of the legendary Chief K.O. Mbadiwe has been given the mandate to turn around the fortunes of a university named after his late father’s bosom friend in the National Council of Nigeria and the Cameroons (NCNC), Chief Nnamdi Azikiwe.” the statement stated.

The Forum also noted that Mbadiwe’s experience as a politician and his skills in Planning, Research, and Strategy at the Presidential level will effectively connect policy making with implementation, leading to the development and advancement of the education sector in Nigeria.

The professors charged Mbadiwe to put in his best effort to ensure the university reaches its next level of development as envisioned by its founders.

Source: The Nation