By Adamazi Mbonu Onyi Jennifer
Christian Association of Nigeria (Youth Wing) South East of Nigeria honoured the Vice Chancellor of Imo State University Owerri, Prof Adaobi Victoria Obasi today, February 14th, 2020.
Chairman of Southern Wing of CAN, Barr Oluchukwu Nnabugwu during his speech described the Vice Chancellor as a great achiever and appreciated the structural development ongoing in the University.
He said that Prof Adaobi Obasi is the only person the association is honoring this year and also acknowledged her relationship with the Christian community.
He further stated that it is on the facts of her numerous impact in nation building that the association thought it wise to honour her.
Barr Oluchukwu Nnabugwu also appreciated the University Management for their various impacts.
Prof B E B Nwoke, DVC Admin on behalf of the University community expressed his Joy over the award given to the Vice Chancellor, stating that is not of him that willeth or runneth, but of God that showeth mercy.
Further speaking, Prof Nwoke commended the VC for restoring Solemn Assembly, a monthly prayer summit in the University, aimed towards committing the University, State and Country into the hands of God, which has helped to crack down cultism in the Institution.
Prof Nkwam Uwaoma, DVC Academics thanked the association for honoring the Vice Chancellor and stated that years back, the University was a glorified secondary school but today, it’s one of the best institutions in the country both academically, structurally and otherwise.
Speaking, He appreciated Prof Adaobi Obasi for attracting so many projects to the University and stated that she will always be remembered for all her enormous works.
Rev Fr Uzoma speaking, stated that the Honour is a Manifestation that indeed she has made huge impact in the University. He appreciated her services, urging the Management to emulate her.
Facilitators of Solemn Assembly, Prof T C Chineke, Prof Agnes Osita – Njoku and Prof Gab Oze also unanimously appreciated the Vice Chancellor for the award received and urged her to continue in her amazing works.
Prof Adaobi Victoria Obasi thanked God for what He is doing in her life and the entire University.
She reiterated that the University decided to come together and pray monthly, so an Alter was raised where Divinity meets Humanity and it has curbed cultism in the University.
Speaking, She dedicated the Award to all the Professors in the University for standing by her especially during the stormy days and also commended Imo State Media for working with truth and diligence.
She concluded by thanking the association for finding her worthy to be a recipient of the award and assured them of continuity in her good works.
Prof B T O Ikegwuoha, Head of Department, Political Science during his Vote of Thanks said He is thrilled and exceedingly happy for honoring the Vice Chancellor as he is an advocate of Gender Equality.
He further stated that when a righteous is on the throne, the people Rejoice and He is glad that a woman is on the throne and the people are rejoicing.
Prof Ikegwuoha concluded by thanking the University Principal Officers for their support to the Vice Chancellor and described Prof Adaobi Obasi as a Woman filled with the quintessential of feminity and womanhood.
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