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JUST IN : Prof. Akpagu bags highest Chieftaincy title

Prof. Zana Akpagu flanked by Chiefs of the community during his conferment yesterday in Bendi, Obanliku local government area of Cross River State.

Vice Chancellor of the University of Calabar, Prof. Zana Akpagu yesterday was conferred with the Utu Ushikorgbu 1 of Bendi which is one of the highest Chieftaincy titles in Bendi community in Obanliku local government area of Cross River State.

The community leaders and Chiefs who took turns to eulogise the first alumnus VC of the University said his developmental strides since assuming office informed the decision of the community to honour him with the award.

They said that Prof. Akpagu in about three years has assisted qualified sons and daughters of the community to get jobs as well as admissions in the University.

Akpagu who is the first person from the northern senatorial district of the state to be VC was lauded for upholding the name of the zone through extraordinary performance.

On his part, the elated VC thanked the community for the honour even as he promised to continue to do his best to ensure the University takes its rightful position in the comity of universities in Nigeria, Africa and the world.

He said that as an alumnus of the University, he was governing the institution with so much passion knowing that alumni is the true owner of the varsity.

He called on leaders of the community and all stakeholders to key into his vision of building Unical to become the leading University in Nigeria.

This award is about the 10th title the VC has received in less than a year from different communities within and outside the state.

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