Akpagu decries lack of selfless leadership in Nigeria as CRINSZA visits

Prof. Zana Akpagu with members of CRINZA Excos led by the Chairman, Prof. E Ushie

The Vice Chancellor of the University of Calabar, Prof. Zana Akpagu has expressed  his deep concern over the dearth of selfless leadership in most associations in Nigeria resulting in the general apathy of members and consequent stultification of the associations noble objectives.

Prof. Akpagu expressed this concern while interacting with the new Executives of the Cross River Northern Senatorial Zone Academics (CRINSZA), Unical Chapter who were in his office on a courtesy call recently.

The indefatigable University  Administrator while welcoming the executive members, however expressed his firm belief  that with the caliber of persons in the Exco, he has no doubt that they would bring their wealth of experience to bear going forward, even as he acknowledged the enormity of the responsibility before them considering the community of intellectuals in the body.

The Vice Chancellor also said he was glad that the Executive was already moving and forging ahead, noting that the quality of leadership was steadily improving.

He used the occasion to congratulate the Exco members for being found worthy to lead the body and prayed God to grant them the enablement to succeed and not to disappoint, adding that, his doors are always open to them even as he pledged to always support every noble and positive initiative.

In an earlier remark, the Chairman, CRINSZA, Prof. E. M. Ushie while thanking the Vice Chancellor for finding time off his tight schedule to see them said they were in his office to formally present themselves to him and to pledge their loyalty.

Prof. Ushie expressed the body's appreciation to the Vice Chancellor for being the one who since its formation, made it possible for CRINSZA to have a comfortable accommodation, adding that, since he assumed office, he has ensured that qualified staff are promoted as at when due.

Describing Prof. Akpagu as a blessing to the University of Calabar, the CRINSZA Chairman said the body is poised to ensuring that it is in sync with the Vice Chancellor's palpable desire and efforts at instituting excellence and quality in terms of research and academic publications.

Other Executive members who spoke lauded Prof. Akpagu's massive developmental revolution as can be seen in the uncommon physical infrastructure evolution and curricula expansion within the last three years.

According to them the newly introduced academic programmes will go a long way in developing Cross River State and indeed the entire Nation's intellectual manpower base in critical areas.

The CRINSZA Chairman was accompanied by other executive members of the body including; Dr. Martin Olofu - Vice Chairman, Dr. David Adie Alawa - Secretary General,  Dr. (Mrs.) Itang Egbung -  Assistant Secretary, Dr. Fidelis Atseye - Financial Secretary, Dr. Angela Ajimase - Treasurer and Dr. Friday Ogar Idiku - Internal Auditor.
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