A professor of Environmental Biochemistry who is the Resident Electoral Commissioner of INEC, in Imo State Prof Emeka Ezeonu has been elected as the National President of Nnamdi Azikiwe University Awka.
The Imo State INEC REC was elected to pilot the affairs of the Association on single three-year tenure, alongside Engr. Emeka Nwafor, of Federal Capital Development Authority, FCDA Abuja, as Vice-president and Mr Ejiofo Umegbogu, of Federal Radio Corporation of Nigeria, FRCN, as the Secretary-General of the organization.
The election which took place over the weekend at the Nnamdi Azikiwe University Auditorium in Awka, Anambra state; was part of the activities making the 2018 National Convention of Nnamdi Azikiwe University Alumni Association.
In his goodwill message at the convention the Vice-Chancellor of Nnamdi Azikiwe University Awka, Prof Joseph Ahaneku (FAS) charged every Alumnus of the university to imbibe the virtues of probity and accountability in their life endeavours to enable them be good ambassadors of the institution in the society.
The Vice-Chancellor, who was represented at the event by the Dean of Students Affairs, Prof Stan Udedi, admonished the convention participants to always live above board and aim at excellence at all times.
Delivering the convention lecture entitled, “The Alumni, a Catalyst for national development”, a Professor of Medicine and an alumnus of the institution, Prof Mrs Gladys Ahaneku explained the various ways Alumni associations can contribute to the development of their alma-mata, and the society at large.
According to Mrs Ahaneku, “The Alumna is not where you come to look for what to take, but to look for how to give back to the institution that formed you and the society that made you”.
She urged participants to key into the fight against corruption by the federal government, by being agents of change wherever they may be, in order to elicit the trust and confidence of other well-meaning Nigerians.
The professor of medicine who was a former Treasurer of the association appealed to the new leadership to strengthen the association and make it a reference point for every graduate of the university, within and outside the country.