Umahi salutes new VC of FUTO

-Extols hard working manner of Ebonyians

By Victor Nwegede
The Chairman of the Southeast Governors Forum and the Governor of Ebonyi State has felictated with  Professor Nnenna Nnannaya Oti on her emergence as the 8th substantive Vice Chanchellor of the Federal Univetsity of Technology, Owerri, FUTO in Imo State.

Governor Umahi stated this in a statement issued by his Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Francis Nwaze on Wednesday in Abakaliki.
Professor Nnenna Nnannaya Oti.

He described Ebonyi people as an embodiment of hard work all over the world, praying God to strengthen and guide Prof Oti to discharge her duties successful in the new office.

"Ebonyians are noted for hard work all over the world and it is that hard work that has brought you this far, I have no doubt in my mind that you will do us proud in this your new position knowing very well the stuff you are made, you can always count on our prayers and moral support," he said.

Umahi congratulated the University Don on her well-deserved attainment and wished her well in her service to humanity.

He expressed hope that with the Vice Chancellor's wealth of knowledge in academics spanning over 35 years, she would do Ebonyians proud in her new position.

NATIONAL PANEL learnt that Professor Oti is a native of Afikpo North Local Government Area of the State who has scaled through a thorough screening of 7 candidates listed for the position to emerge.

She is a Professor of Soil Science and Environmental Conservation, a three-time Head of Department of Soil Science and Technology in the School of Agricultural and Agriculture Technology (SAAT) and the immediate past Chairman, Gender Policy Unit who has spent over 34years in academics, teaching research and administration in the Nigerian university system with international exposure.

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