Alumni honours ex-UniJos VC, 29 others

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The University of Jos Alumni Association has honoured the immediate past Vice Chancellor of the university, Prof. Sebastian Maimako and 29 other personalities.

Speaking at the event on Saturday in Jos, the President of the association, Pastor Nuhu Sani, said the function was organised to honour the former vice chancellor for the feats he achieved during his tenure.

Sani said the former vice chancellor had changed the fortunes of the institution through his numerous infrastructure development strategy.

He said the former vice chancellor had addressed the infrastructure  deficit hitherto facing the university, hence the award was to commend him for a job well done.

“We are here today to honour a man that has done so well as vice chancellor of this institution.

“Maimako has changed the face of University of Jos; what he has done in five years others couldn’t do in 30 years.

“Being an alumni of the great institution, we feel he should be honoured; this award of excellence will spur him to  do more in his next assignment,”he said.

The president added that other alumni of the university who served as vice chancellor in other universities and did well were also recipients of the award of excellence.

He said other categories of awards included cultural heritage, worthy ambassadors and meritorious awards, whose recipients are all alumni of the university.

He said that the association would also raise funds at the event for the completion of its centre situated at the university’s permanent site.

Speaking on behalf of the recipients, Maimako thanked the association for honour done to him and other recipients.

He assured that the award would spur him to do better when given another assignment in future.

Maimako thanked the association for the supporting him in all ramifications to succeed and urged them to extend the same gesture  to his successor. (NAN)

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