The Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Chinedum Nwajiuba addressing Engr. Anayo Onwuegbu and his entourage

On Wednesday, 20th March, 2019,  the Pioneer Pro-Chancellor and Chairman of the Governing Council, Alex Ekwueme Federal University, Ndufu-Alike, (AE-FUNAI), Chief, Engr. Anayo Onwuegbu (OME IHE UKWU), commissioned a standard and state-of-the-art Civil Engineering Workshop and facilities which he voluntarily and single-handedly funded from foundation to completion.

The Catholic Chaplain, Rev. Father Agbo, praying for Engr. Anayo, the VC and the University.

While receiving this great philanthropist and illustrious son of Enugu State, the Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Chinedum Nwajiuba, extolled the rare qualities and remarkable achievements of this icon of our time, which have and continue to endear him to the University and his people. The VC pointed out that Engr. Anayo has been partnering and supporting the university even after his time here as the Pro-Chancellor of the University.   He thanked the philanthropist for the gesture and used the occasion to invite private and non-governmental agencies to partner and support AE-FUNAI as Engr. Chief Onwuegbu is doing.

Engr. Anayo Onwuegbu, commissioning the Civil Engineering Workshop

The grand reception which took place at the Vice-Chancellor’s Conference Room and the commissioning, formed part of the four (4) days University Council Meeting. Engr. Chief Anayo and his entourage were accompanied by the VC and members of the Council and other officials to the Civil Engineering Workshop for the commissioning of the building and the civil engineering facilities installed in it. The Catholic Chaplain of the University, Rev. Father Agbo, was on hand to bless the donor, the university community and the building after which Engr. Anayo cut the tape to commission the building while the VC led the tour round the workshop to have a full view of the different sections of the workshop building and facilities.

Tour round the facilities

After the commissioning, the VC took Chief Anayo, his entourage and Council Members round the campus to the fascination of the visitors who were amazed at the level of infrastructural development that the university authorities under the able leadership of the amiable and youthful Prof. Chinedum Nwajiuba as Vice-Chancellor of the young but fast growing university has put in place.

The Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Chinedum Nwajiuba decorating Engr. Anayo with Akwaette wooven material

The grand finale of the reception was the university choir renditions at the event and the decoration of the Chief Guest of Honour, Engr. Chief Anayo Onwuegbu along with his companion, Prof. Osita Ogbu, former Economic Adviser to the President with ‘Akwaette clothes woven by AE-FUNAI students.

The Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Chinedum Nwajiuba, (middle), Engr. Anayo Onwuegbu (6th right) in a group photograph

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