Abia State University (ABSU) Uturu, played host to men and women from all walks of life, as it commissioned a new auditorium, which was built and donated to the university by the President, Masters Energy Group and a governorship aspirant in Abia State, Dr Uchechukwu Sampson Ogah, OON FCA FNIS.
The commissioning/handover of the 500-seat capacity auditorium was witnessed by the Commissioner for Education, principal officers of the university, traditional rulers, youth groups, Dr Uchechukwu’s supporters’ group, such as G51 Apostles of Uchechukwu Ogah, Students for Uchechukwu Ogah, and so on.
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The donor also donated 250 KV generator, which will be used to run the auditorium. The auditorium comprises E-Library and offices for staff of the institution. The Vice-Chancellor of ABSU, Professor Chibuzo Ogbuagu, expressed his happiness in his address. “I commend the Ogah family for erecting this edifice which will help us match with other universities of the world in terms of infrastructural development. This gentleman can be recognised as a philanthropist, an expert in finance management, a man of goodwill, and entrepreneur, because he has put his money where it belongs. On behalf of the Governing Council, school management, staff and students of this institution, I say a big thank you to Dr Uchechukwu Sampson Ogah,” he said.
The Pro-Chancellor, Senator Ike Nwachukwu, who was represented by Bishop Sunday Onuoha, appealed to well meaning Abians and Nigerians to invest in education, stressing that the development of education should not be the sole responsibility of the government. In his address, Dr Uchechukwu thanked the school management for giving him a chance to give back to the society, noting that he wrote to three institutions, to build an auditorium for each of them. “However, Abia State University was the first to reply me. I was inspired to build this auditorium by my grandfather, who is a lover of education,” he said. High point of the event was the presentation of gifts by the school management and the Students’ Union president to the donor. The Students’ Union president, Israel Ahaemfuna, said: “this wonderful edifice will create an enabling environment for learning. I thank the donor on behalf of the students of ABSU.
Uchechukwu Amanze and Favour Nnadi (ABSU) Speaking with Campusbeats, Queen Okafor, a 200- Level student of the Department of Industrial Chemistry said: “Dr Uchechukwu has set the pace for others to follow.”
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