Wednesday, 13 May 2015

Akpabio is Chancellor, Ritman University

Akpabio is Chancellor, Ritman University
Akwa Ibom Gover nor, Chief Godswill   Akpabio has been installed as the pioneer Chancellor of Ritman University, Ikot Ekpene.

Speaking after the installation ceremony, Chief Akpabio thanked the Chairman and Governing Council of the University for honouring him with the position of a Chancellor for the institution.

Akpabio assured that he would use his contact as the pioneer Chancellor to attract lots of goodwill to the University to make it one of the best private universities in the country.
He said the establishment of the University has invariably placed the host community, Ikot Abia Idem on the world map, and urged the people of the State to take the advantage offered by the institution to develop themselves.

The Executive Secretary of the National Universities Commission, NUC, Professor Julius Okojie congratulated the University for obtaining the licence to operate as the 58th private university in the country.
Professor Okojie, who was represented by the Deputy Executive Secretary, NUC, Professor Chiedu F. Mafiana, advised the university not to price itself out of the market.

Professor Okojie said as one of the 61 private universities in the country, Ritman University should brand itself with quality academics and ensure strict adherence with the NUC guidelines.

The Chairman of the occasion, Senator Anietie Okon applauded the University management, noting that it would go on record in the annals of the state as one of the private institutions that has risen academically.

The founder of the University, Senator Emmanuel Ibok Essien expressed appreciation to all the dignitaries that graced the occasion and also thanked Governor Akpabio for his contribution to education.

Senator Ibok Essien who thanked the Federal Executive Council for granting the approval for the establishment of the University said the institution would open its doors to students on October 2015 in three faculties with 14 departments as approved by NUC. 

 … bags MEAFRIC award in Dubai

Akwa Ibom State Governor, Chief  Godswill Akpabio last weekend in Dubai, bagged the Middle East - Africa Investment Round Table (MEAFRIC) Award for Good Governance in Arica.

Presenting the award to the Governor, the Executive Secretary of MEAFRIC, Ambassador Victor Walsh described Chief Akpabio’s achievements as outstanding.

He expressed the conviction that “Akwa Ibom State has become a leading example in state and regional development in Africa.”

Receiving the award, Chief Akpabio who was represented by his Commissioner for Information and Communications, Mr. Aniekan Umanah, in company of the Special Adviser, Bureau of Technical Matters, Engr. Etido Inyang, dedicated the award to God and the people of Akwa Ibom who gave him the mandate to lead the State as Governor.

He commended the organizers of the event for creating a platform for the discovery and appreciation of African leaders who have contributed to the growth and development of the continent.

Other recipients of MEAFRIC Awards were Angolan President, Jose Edward Dos Santos; Aliko Dangote, who were honoured with Good Governance and Business Leadership Awards, respectively.

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