By Vincent Ujumadu
AWKAâ€”Touched by the huge devastation of Haiti by the recent seven-point earthquake, the Nnamdi Azikiwe University community has collected N1.134million, an equivalent of $7,413 for Haiti earthquake victims.
The Vice Chancellor of the university, Professor Boniface Egboka initiated the humanitarian gesture by setting up a committee to coordinate the collection of the donations.
Named â€˜Committee on Haiti Aidâ€™ and headed by the Dean, Studentsâ€™ Affairs, Dr. A.N. Nnonyelu, the committee within one month raised the amount.
Pleading for voluntary donations during one of the meetings of the University Senate, the Vice ChancellorÂ drew tears from some University Senators, when he painted a gloomy picture of life in Haiti, especially among helpless children and urged the University community to identify with Haitians especially women and children.