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UNIABUJA holds maiden Ogbemudia memorial lecture

UNIABUJA holds maiden Ogbemudia memorial lecture

The authorities of Uni­versity of Abuja (UNI­ABUJA) have organised the first edition of memorial lecture for Samuel Osaigbovo Ogbemudia, who until his death was Pro-Chancellor and chairman of the Univer­sity’s Governing Council.
Welcoming guests at the memorial lecture held in the main campus, the Vice Chan­cellor, Prof. Michael Adikwu, lauded the efforts of late Og­bemudia for using his wealth of experience while alive to rescue the institution from the anomie it was in before he took over.
Adikwu said the late Chan­cellor do all that was needed to provide the much desired calming effect and stability that assisted the University to discharge its triad mandate as an academic institution.
“In recognition of General Samuel Osaigbovo Ogbemu­dia’s lasting contributions to national development partic­ularly at his last national duty post as Pro-Chancellor and Chairman of our Governing Council, we decided to im­mortalize him by naming the University Library building after him”
He said that Ogbemudia will always be remembered for a lot of pride and grati­tude for his labours in uni­versity of Abuja.
Delivering his lecture titled, “Nation Building and Devel­opment in Nigeria: The Og­bemudia factor” former Min­ister of Transport and guest speaker at the occasion, Chief Ebenezer Babatope, called on all Nigerians to emulate the lifestyle of late Ogbemudia.
He stated that the lega­cies created in the education sector by Ogbemudia would ever remain green, especially the establishment of Univer­sity of Benin, which was first known as Midwest Institute of Technology ,MIT, with many others.
One of the contributory speakers at the memorial lecture, Adams Oshiomhole called on Nigerian elites to strive for a better society just as the late Chancellor did, and should forget ideas of thwarting the effort of lead­ers.
Oshiomhole, who is the immediate past Governor of Edo State, berated those insisting to have things to themselves and not for the in­terest of the country to have a rethink.

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