Alumni congratulate Esimone on appointment as UNIZIK VC

Charles Esimone, UNIZIK Vice-Chancellor

The National President of Nnamdi Azikiwe University Alumni Association, Professor Francis Ezeonu has congratulated the newly appointed Vice Chancellor of Nnamdi Azikiwe University (UNIZIK), Awka, Professor Charles Esimone for emerging the new VC of the institution.

Esimone who will officially mounts the saddle of leadership on June 4, 2019 beat 28 other contestants in a keenly contested election to emerge the new VC.

Ezeonu, a Professor of Environmental Biochemistry in the same institution and Resident Electoral Commissioner of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Imo State, also took part in the said election.

A press release signed by the Secretary-General of Nnamdi Azikiwe University Alumni Association, Mr Ejiofo Umegbogu, revealed that the President of the Association apart from personally congratulating the incoming VC soon after the screening process also forwarded a congratulatory letter to him on behalf of the University Alumni Association.

Mr Umegbogu described the selection process as a radical shift from the past selection processes where bickering, protests and litigations was the order of the day in the institution and most Universities in Nigeria

“A situation that was said to have generated intense politicking and internal strife within the University Community, leading to disruption of smooth academic activities, and the politicization of the Ivory Tower”.

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The Secretary-General added that the gesture of felicitations as an act of statesmanship, which should be emulated by all Nigerians, especially, public office seekers. had on 14th May broke the news of the appointment of Esimone as the Vice-Chancellor of UNIZIK after a keen contest among other favourites for the top position.

He takes over from the outgoing Vice-chancellor, Professor Joseph Ahaneku, with effect from 4th June, 2019.

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