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CRUTECH Alumni to hold National Convention, Elects New Excos Dec 12

From L-R : Bartholomew Edom, Deputy National President, Enu Thompson, Former BOT Chairman, Tony Sylvers, National Secretary, Eyam Abeng, National President, Otiala, BOT Chairman and Mboto Savid, Immediate Past President at the CWC meeting.

The Cross River University of Technology, (CRUTECH) Alumni association has fixed December 12 for its National Convention for election of new executives.

The convention date was fixed on Saturday, August 10, 2019 during a meeting of the
Central Working Committee (CWC) of the association which held at Jonag Hotel, Okuku, Yala local government area of the state.

The CWC is an organ of the association comprising of the National Executive Council, NEC, Board of Trustees, BOT and Chapter Chairmen and Secretaries.

In a statement by the National Public Relations  Officer of the association, Comrade Inyali Peter, the electoral committee for the convention was also formed and is to be inaugurated soon by the President, Comrade Eyam Abeng during which the Chairman and Secretary will be appointed

Members of the electoral committee include, Comrade Romanus Abua, Comrade Agnes Bassey, Arch. Ekpo Otu, Comrade Michael Otonko, Comrade Ajah Esu, Comrade Victor Oke and Comrade Abasiofiok Nkanta.
Members of CWC at the meeting

The statement added that the Ogoja campus of the institution which is housing the faculty of Management Sciences was selected as venue for the convention.

Other resolutions reached as contained in the statement include a mandate to review the constitution in due course to make the alumni seat in the governing council an elective office against the current situation where the President doubles as a council member.

The statement advised all those interested in the forthcoming election to be civil and matured in their campaigns when the electoral body will lift the ban on campaigns.

The meeting was part of a two days retreat which commenced on Friday, August 9th with a visit to the Management of the Okuku satellite campus of the institutions, interactive session with students of the campus as well as a courtesy call on the Clan Head of Okuku, HRH Ogamode Patrick Odaji Ipoule 

During the meeting with the clan head, the association lamented the encroachment of CRUTECH lands by land grabbers and pleaded with the monarch and his counsel to intervene.

In his reaction, the Monarch assured the alumni that he and the entire youths of the community will do everything possible to protect the lands and Students of the institution adding that "We the Okuku people are civilised people so we know the value of having a tertiary institution in our community".
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