MOUAUWA BUS, SKILLS ACQUISITION PRESENTATION: Successive Leadership Ensures Completion Of Projects Met On Arrival, Says VC, Prof. Iwe
By Charity Uwakwe
Prof. Maduebibisi Ofo Iwe, the Vice Chancellor of Michael Okpara University of Agriculture, Umudike, (MOUAU), says a good, successive leadership is one head-bent on accomplishing strategic plans of such organisation
The sixth (6th) Vice Chancellor of the Citadel of learning, described the beauty of a non-Monarchical leadership as one that works assiduously towards accomplishing existing project embarked upon by one’s predecessor.
The renowned Prof. of Food Science and Extrusion Technology who expressed utmost delight over the landmark achievements of the Women Folk of the Institution, made this statement, yesterday, at the official presentation of a Bus and Skills Acquisition Centre by Michael Okpara University of Agriculture Women Association (MOUAUWA).
In his speech, he applauded the present leadership of MOUAUWA led by the President, Dr. Mrs. Nkechinyere Nkem Iwe for consolidating the achievements of her predecessor, describing it as the beauty of a non-Monarchical leadership.
“In a situation like ours nobody can start and finish all things because we are time bound, but it is possible for one to start and another finishes and and puts into use. Some however, feel that they cannot be part of what someone else started and that runs contrary to the words of Paul, and the philosophy of building of Rome.
“Any good successive leadership will normally ensure the completion of such a leadership Meets on arrival, because it is to accomplish strategic plans of such an organisation. That is how organisations grow and accomplish goals.”
Describing the edifice as a feather added to the women’s caps, he said:
“I am so delighted to be invited to this august event of the University Women Association (MOUAUWA) event of the public presentation of a bus and the equipping of the Skills Acquisition Centre. I glad to meet our women in their usual gorgeous and beautiful attires and celebration mood.
Furthermore, he recounted that the women had over the years, deprived themselves of certain comforts all in their quest to accomplish the project which, lauded the immediate past administration of Barr. Dr. Bertha Otunta, for laying the foundation of the mouthwatering project.
“You denied yourselves of one kobo or the other to raise a means for the actualisation of your dream of adding colour to the University through the purchase of your bus and equipment for your Skills Acquisition Centre. I am glad that your labour is moving to the right direction in tandem with the vision of my administration which is recovery and stability of the University.”
“I believe that apart from any other thing you planned to do today, you want to appreciate my Boss’s wife, Barr. Dr. Bertha Otunta, who God used to lay the foundation of the Skills Acquisition Centre. She laboured to bring the structure of the Centre to point that today you have commenced the equipping of the centre.
“That corroborates the saying that Rome was not built in a day, or as the Scripture says “I planted, Apollos watered, but God gave the increase. So then neither he who plants is anything, nor he who waters, but God who gives the increase.” (1 Cor 3:6-7).”
He used the medium to to disclose that the University would next week, organise an appreciation session for her founding fathers and mothers since the previous thirty years.
The speech read in part:
“We must celebrate this University in grand style. We must appreciate the labours of our founding fathers and mothers in the last thirty years. We must remember our days of agreement and disagreement that have worked together to bring our University to maturity. It is a season of reflection, thanksgiving to God and re-strategize to move forward for more achievements.
“That corroborates the saying that Rome was not built in a day, or as the Scripture says “I planted, Apollos watered, but God gave the increase. So then neither he who plants is anything, nor he who waters, but God who gives the increase.” (1 Cor 3:6-7).
Earlier in her welcome address, the President of MOUAUWA, and wife of the Vice Chancellor, amidst elation,
In her address, the President of Michael Okpara University of Agriculture, Umudike, Women Association, MOUAUWA, and the wife of the Vice-Chancellor, Dr. (Mrs.) Nkechinyere Nkem Iwe, amidst elation, reiterated that the women’s association of the school had, in her bid to ameliorate the suffering of the female gender, have encumbered themselves with the role of helping the latter.
According to Dr. Iwe who expressed profound gratitude for the heartwarming collaboration and support proffered by the immediate past MOUAUWA administration, the purpose of the Skills Acquisition Centre as established by the Association, is to create enabling environment that would pave the way for the female gender to discover their hidden talents, thus fulfilling their dreams and life’s aspirations.
Moreso, she thanked immensely, the University Management, the University Council, and the entire University Community for their immense support towards realizing the projects.
Admonishing the women, the immediate past President of the Association, Barr. Dr. Mrs. Nnenna Otunta, commended Mrs. Iwe for her relentless commitment to driving the affairs of the renowned association particularly in accomplishing the erection of the edifice.
She urged women to always believe in themselves, saying, “women must learn to always support one another because we cannot achieve much if we do not support one another.”
Also, in his remarks, Prof. Ike Nwachukwu, vice chairman of the occasion, who described the event as wonderful, thanked God for the epoch making occasion.
He, amidst optimism, noted that the Iwe led tenure would accomplish landmark achievements before the expiration of its four years, as he promised latter and his wife, their relentless support to the present administration.
Meanwhile, among dignitaries at the pivotal event were principal officers of the University, Deans, and directors of Colleges and directorates, heads of departments, and the university community.
Others were the Director of Sleek Energy, Mr. Chris Okorie; the Managing Director of B.O.K Ltd, Sir Ideh I. Okechukwu, and the Managing Director of Citi-Net, Engr. Theophilus Nweke, and wives of traditional rulers from the various host communities.