Obi lifts Zik varsity with N100m
GOVERNOR Peter Obi of Anambra State yesterday presented a cheque of N100 million to the management of Nnamdi Azikiwe University (UNIZIK), Awka, for developmental projects, including the construction of roads within the university. Obi also presented four brand new vehicles, including two Hilux security vans and buses to the Students’ Union Government (SUG) and the Ekwueme multi-disciplinary center, which also received a 50 KVA generator. The governor also promised to provide the school with an ambulance. Governor Obi said that his government’s support to higher institutions in Anambra State was in line with the policy of his administration to offer support to all organizations and institutions in the state, irrespective of the ownership of the institution. The governor, who had extended the same support to other institutions, including Paul University, Awka; Madonna University, Okija and Tansian University, Umunya, assured that all higher institutions in the state will receive the support of the government, and expressed optimism that the support would impact positively on the institutions. In his remarks, the Vice Chancellor, Prof. Boniface Egboka, represented by the Deputy Vice Chancellor, Administration, Prof. Greg Nwokobi thanked the governor for the gesture. Recalling the governor’s previous supports to the university, he said that Governor Obi had offered more support than all the former governors in the history of the school, dating back to when it was a state university. The VC noted that, through the Anambra Integrated Development Strategy (ANIDS), Governor Obi had achieved holistic and comprehensive development of the state, with every segment of the society experiencing positive changes. The SUG President, Mr. Chukwunonso Ibe, who received one of the keys to the bus on behalf of the union, assured that the students would work hard to justify the governor’s investment in the school.