AE-FUNAI VC REAFFIRMS COMMITMENT TO CONTINOUS DEVELOPMENT AS HE MARKS 3 YEARS IN OFFICE
The Vice-Chancellor of Alex Ekwueme Federal University Ndufu-Alike, Ebonyi State, Prof. Chinedum Nwajiuba, has reaffirmed his commitment to the development of the University.
The Vice-Chancellor made this known recently during a thanksgiving church service at the Christ the King Anglican Chaplaincy, AE-FUNAI to mark his 3 years in office.
Supported by staff, students and many invited guests, he gave glory to God for the numerous landmark achievements the University has attained under his watch, noting that God truly loves him as evidenced by His various benefits in his life.
In his sermon entitled “Now Our God, We Give You Thanks”, the Anglican Bishop of Ikwo Diocese, Rt. Rev. Ken C. Ifemene, quoting from the book of 1 Corinthians 29 verse 13, stressed the importance of knowing the God we are serving and to always acknowledge his might.
“Just as David gave praise and thanksgiving to God and God blessed him, we as children of God need to always give thanks in good and bad times to attract Gods favor, promotion and open doors in our lives”, he noted.
He explained that thanksgiving was a way of appreciating and acknowledging the goodness and mercy of God, adding “Thankfulness is an important policy for every child of God.”
He used the opportunity to thank God for sending Prof. Nwajiuba to the University as its Vice-Chancellor and prayed for more progress in the remaining time of his stewardship.
While speaking at the event, the Vice-Chancellor recounted the state of the University, saying: “I know how I met this place when I first came here. Let me make reference to page 26 of the program of event, the state of the university when I assumed duty. But today, the story is different. It can only be God.”
He continued: “Chinedum! It is God that guides me and I give him thanks. I thank God for the good structures and good roads we are seeing today. It is only God that touches the heart of kings to act.”
Soliciting the financial support of staff and other invited guests in helping to build a befitting place of worship for God in the University, the Vice-Chancellor said: “ If I serve as Vice-Chancellor for five years in a virgin land and I leave without establishing a place of worship what do I tell my God?.
I will leave here in 23months; one year, eleven months and three weeks. I am calling on you all to help in raising funds for the building of the Christ the King Chapel”, he stated.
He further used the event to assure the University community of more development and transformation in the institution before the end of the year, enjoining all staff and students to work with him in order to leave a lasting legacy.
The heart-touching request of the Vice-Chancellor galvanized the University Management, Deans and Directors, individual members of staff and invited guests to raise funds for the building of the Chapel. The freewill donations yielded over five million naira.