• Pledges more support to VC.

Leaders of Non Academic Staff Union of Allied and Educational Institutions (NASU), AE-FUNAI Branch, recently presented 100 bags of cement to Vice-Chancellor, Alex Ekwueme Federal University, Ndufu-Alike, Prof. Chinedum Nwajiuba, as contribution towards the development of the university.

Chairman of the Branch, Chibuike Igwe, who made the presentation, iterated that the union is overwhelmed by the massive infrastructural development in the campus since the coming of Prof. Nwajiuba’s administration and wish to use the gesture to become part of history in developing the ivory tower. According to him, the union is proud to identify with the visionary and action Vice-Chancellor. “We are proud to work in AE-FUNAI, we are proud to identify with you. We recall that prior to your arrival here, there were neither roads nor completed buildings in the university, but today, the story has changed”.

Mr. Chibuike Igwe, Chairman of NASU addressing the VC.

Igwe used the occassion to pray for sufficient strength for VC to continue his good work even when he ascends to greater heights. He equally told VC that he is a father indeed who knows the needs of his children.

The bags of cement donated.

 Reacting to the gesture, Prof. Nwajiuba lauded the union and rated them ‘premier inter paris’ (first among equals) but wondered how the least paid workers tasked themselves to foot the bill of such magnitude and concluded that life is full of ironies. “Life is full of ironies. This is the least paid group and there are some who receive larger chunks of pay, yet do less or even nothing. These actions provoke sense of concern for human research”, he stated.

VC, Prof. Chinedum Nwajiuba in group photograph with NASU delegates and University officers

 He therefore asked Coordinator, Barr. Mrs. Grace Eze-Ali to update list of donors for necessary publication  and requested Dr. Adrian Ezeocha, Director, Physical Planning, Works and Services, to use the cement in raising AE-FUNAI Crèche. Prof. Nwajiuba informed the union that greater opportunities await staff of the university and by extension, Ikwo community and promised to vigorously continue to transform the university with remarkable evidence, between now and March, 2020.

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