By Inyali Peter
The new Pro-chancellor/Chairman of the University of Calabar Governing Council, Sen Nkechi Nwaogu, has pledged her commitment to continue with the positive developments in the institution. Sen.
Nwaogu made the pledge when the Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Zana Akpagu, led Principal Officers of the university on a courtesy visit to her in Abuja.
She said she would operate an open door policy where everyone will be carried along.
The Pro-chancellor explained that her appointment was a homecoming of sorts because she is an Old Girl of Edgerley Memorial Girls’ Secondary School, Calabar. She used the occasion to thank President Mohammadu Buhari for giving her the opportunity to serve in that capacity.
Sen. Nwaogu commended the developmental strides of the Vice-Chancellor and assured him that the tempo will be sustained under her watch.
Earlier in his introductory remarks, the Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Zana Akpagu, congratulated Sen. Nkechi Nwaogu on her appointment as Pro-chancellor and promised to create an enabling environment for her to succeed.
He briefed her on the developments at the university and the modest efforts he and his team were making to root out mediocrity and enthrone excellence.
Prof. Akpagu expressed confidence that the Pro-chancellor will bring her wealth of knowledge and experience to bear in the discharge of her new assignment.
It will be recalled that Sen Nkechi Nwaogu was a two-term member of the Nigerian Senate during which time she served as Chairman, Senate Committees on Banking and Gas.
As Chairman of the Senate Committee on Banking, she was instrumental to the creation of the Assets Management Company of Nigeria, AMCON. She was also member of the House of Representatives.