By Jude Atupulazi
Governor Willie Obiano has confirmed the appointment of Professor Greg Nwakoby as the substantive Vice Chancellor of Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu University. Professor Nwakoby was appointed as the Acting Vice Chancellor of the university by Governor Obiano in March this year.
Until his appointment, Professor Nwakoby, a first class Law product of the prestigious University of Nigeria, Nsukka, was the Dean, Faculty of Law and later, Deputy Vice Chancellor, Administration, of Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka, among many other top flight positions.
The Vice Chancellor thanked the governor for giving him the opportunity to serve and prayed God to give him the wisdom to steer the university to greater heights, even as he called for the supportive spirit of the staff members and students to enable him to continue to contribute meaningfully to the growth and development of the academic standard of the Institution.
In a separate interview, the Deputy Vice Chancellor, Academics, of the university, Professor Ellis Idemobi, thanked God for answering their prayers and assured the new Vice Chancellor of their unalloyed loyalty and apex level of performance at all times to support him in the onerous task of taking COOU to enviable heights.
Professor Idemobi thanked the Visitor, Governor Obiano, and the Governing Council of the university for their focus and belief in the capacity of Professor Nwakoby to deliver.
The Head, Department of Geology, Dr Kingsley Nwozor, and a friend of the university, Dr Pius Okoye, said the academic and administrative pedigree of the VC, they meant that COOU was in safe hands, praising Governor Obiano for fixing what he termed a square peg on a square hole.