Dr. Joseph Aniemeka
NwachukwuThe Christian Association of Nigeria (Youth Wing) southeast of Nigeria has honored the Vice-Chancellor of Imo State University Owerri, prof. Adaobi Victoria Obasi.
Speaking on the occasion, the Chairman of southeast Wing of CAN, Barr. Oluchukwu Nnabugwu described the Vice-Chancellor as a great achiever and appreciated the infrastructural development on-going 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 adding that it is because of her numerous impact in nation-building that the association thought it wise to honor her. Barr- Oluchukwu Nnabugwu also appreciated the University management for Their Synergy with the VC and called for its sustenance.
Prof B.E.B. Nwoke, Admin on behalf of the University community expressed their joy over the award given to the Vice-Chancellor, adding that it is not of him that willeth or runneth, but of God that showeth mercy.
Prof. Nwoke commended the VC Prof. Victoria Adaobi Obasi for restoring Solemn Assembly, a monthly prayer summit in the University, aimed at committing the University, State and Country into the hands of God, which has helped to crack down cultism in the University”
Also in his remarks, Prof. Nkwam Uwaoma, Academics thanked the association for honoring the Vice Chancellor adding that years back, the University was a glorified secondary school but today, it’s one of the best institutions in the country both academically, infrastructurally and otherwise.
He appreciated Prof Adaobi Obasi University pointing out that she will works in the University for attracting so many projects to the always be remembered for all her good Adding his voice, Rev. Fr. Uzoma stated that the Honour is a Manifestation that indeed she has made a huge impact in the University and appreciated to the University.
On their part, the 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 she received and urged her to continue in her amazing works in the University.
Responding, Prof. Adaobi Victoria Obasi thanked God for what He is doing in her life and the entire University pointing out that the University decided to come together and pray monthly as an Alter was raised where Divinity meets Humanity which has curbed cultism in the University.
She dedicated the award to all the Professors in the University for standing by her especially during the stormy days and she also commended Imo State Media for working with truth and diligence.
The Vice-Chancellor thanked the Association for finding her worthy to be a recipient of the award and assured them of continuity in her good works. In his vote of thanks, Prof. B.T.O Ikegwuoha said he is thrilled and happy for the honor done to the Vice-Chancellor as he is an advocate of Gender Equality.
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.
In another development, the lgbofo, a Group that promotes the learning and speaking of Igbo Language has visited Prof. Mrs. Victoria Adaobi Obasi on a courtesy visit.
The Leader of the group, Prof. Ikechukwu thanked the Vice-Chancellor for making Igbo Language compulsory in the University and assured her of their maximum support.
On the occasion, the group honored the Vice-Chancellor with “Odu Enyi na Odu Inyinya” for her numerous contributions in promoting the Igbo Language.
Responding, the Vice-Chancellor Prof. Mrs. Victoria Adaobi Obasi thanked the group for promoting Igbo Language and promised to do everything in her capacity to ensure that Igbo Language does not go into extinction.
She noted that Igbo Language has come to stay while encouraging everyone to speak lgbo, write Igbo and teach the younger generation Igbo Language.