From Maurice Okafor, Enugu
The Godfrey Okoye (GO) University, Enugu, has started to put its dream of owning an international conference centre into reality following the foundation laying ceremony of the 2,000-seat capacity edifice.
Vice Chancellor of the Catholic Diocese of Enugu-owned GO University, Prof. (Rev. Father) Christian Anieke, laid the foundation at the permanent site of the institution, located at Ugwu-Omu Nike, near Enugu last week.
Prof. Anieke, who was accompanied by members of Board of Trustees and other management staff of the University, at the occasion, assured that the project would be completed before the end of the year.
According to him, the reason for the construction of 2,000-seat conference centre is to provide a large and qualitative auditorium for hosting international events with relative accommodation for the participants, adding that the move has uplifted the standard of the institution as one of the best equipped private universities in the country.
On his part, the Public Relations Officer of the University, Barr. Patrick Ogbozor, said the edifice on completion would be an international centre for conducting academic seminars, workshops and conferences, adding that its auditorium would be named after a renowned legal luminary, Anthony Mogboh (SAN).
The project is being sponsored by the Sokoto State Governor, Alhaji Aminu Tambuwal , as part of his corporate social responsibility to the development of permanent site of Godfrey Okoye University at Ugwu Omu Nike, which he promised during the 2017 convocation ceremony of the university.