University of Nigeria Alumni Association visits Anambra HOS
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query_builder October 18, 2018 16:00:15

By Amaka Isikala

Awka, Oct. 18, 2018 (MOI) Some members of University of Nigeria Alumni Association, Awka Branch, have described Anambra State Head of Service (HOS), Bar Harry Udu, as ``a resourceful lion of great repute’’.

``We are here to give honour to whom honour is due, as the pillar of support to the association,’’ Vice-President of the Association, Mr Kanayo Egwuonwu, made the assertion during a courtesy visit to HOS.

The members paid him the courtesy visit at his office at the Jerome Udoji Secretariat Complex, Awka.

``We feel highly elated to always identity with you and associate with your success story in re-ordering Civil Service in Anambra," he said.

Egwuonwu who led the delegates, said their visit was to inform the HOS of their 2018 Annual Alumni Forum, scheduled to take place on Nov. 17 at Parktonian Hotel, Awka.

He pointed out that the theme of this year's lecture is: ``Restoring The Lost Gap In Nigeria’s Electoral Process, Challenges And The Way Forward'’, with the HOS as the ‘Guest of Honour’.

He noted that the association had maintained its existence and relevance in spite of all challenges.

``The forum will be an avenue for the association to lend a voice, in the discussion of tropical national issues through a public lecture.

``We strive to uphold `The Motto of Our University’, which is to `Restore the Dignity of Man', through our Alumni engagements and outreaches.

``We plan also to engage with students and young ones in workshops, trainings, career guidance and mentorship; as part of our corporate social responsibilities," Egwuonwu said.

He, however, added that the event would also feature award of excellence to selected personalities, who have distinguished themselves in various areas of human endeavour.

Egwuonwu thanked the HOS for the opportunity to interact with him.

The HOS lauded the association and assured them of his continued support as well as accepted the honour done him, to be the guest of honour at the event.

Udu enjoined them to scout for more people in order to promote and cushion the sustainability of the association.

The President Emeritus of the Association, Mr Leo Imoka said that the association cut across the retired and non-retired individuals still in civil service.

He noted that commitment was key, to sustainability of any organisation and enjoined all to be more committed to ensuring the association reached enviable heights.

Mr Ogemdi Ozoemena, one of the delegates, lauded the HOS for the reception and prayed God to make the event a success. (MOI)