By Egbe Attah, Otukpo
The Vice-Chancellor, Federal University of Health Sciences, Akwete-Akpa, Otukpo Local Government, Prof Innocent Ujah, has appealed to the people of Akwete Community to give the new university all the necessary support to help it succeed.
Prof Ujah, who made the appeal on Monday when the leadership of Akwete Development Association paid him a courtesy visit in Otukpo, stressed that, without the support and cooperation of the host community the school will not succeed.
He congratulated the community for having such an envious institution established in their land adding that, the school is coming with multitude of benefits which Akwete stands to enjoy, stressing that, his administration will give the community all the entitlements due to her, especially, in the areas of employment and admission.
The university Don, however, pointed out that, the school will not tolerate substandard and mediocrity, maintaining that the University will only accept those who are eminently qualified, for jobs and admissions, even as he added that such persons should be ready to work hard when given such opportunities.
Speaking earlier, the leader of the delegation and National Chairman of Akwete Development Association, Matthew Ebo’Offu said they came to congratulate the VC on his new appointment and to present to him members of a committee set up by the associated to work with the university on behalf of the community.
He congratulated Prof Ujah, on his new appointment and thanked all those who contributed to the establishment of the Federal University of Health Sciences, Akwete -Akpa, especially, former Senate President David Mark and Presidential Muhammadu Buhari, while pledging the loyalty of his people to the university authority.
Ebo’Ofu appealed to the Vice Chancellor to consider qualified sons and daughters of the land for appointments and admissions while pleading with the institution to live up to its corporate social responsibilities to the host community.
The high point of the visit was the presentation of a 10 member committee set up by the association to interface with the university on behalf of Akwete.