By Sunny A. David, Awka
The Vice Chancellor of Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka, Prof. Joseph Eberendu Ahaneku has tasked the newly inaugurated Students Union Government (SUG) to ensure they set a new feat capable of cowing the achievements of the out-gone executives.
He commended the out-gone student leaders on a job well done during the time, encouraged the new leaders to emulate them, while improving on their lapses.
The Vice Chancellor gave this charge during the inauguration and swearing-in of the newly elected leaders of the union which took place at the Leadership Centre, Student’s Affairs Unit of the university.
Our Correspondent reports that the election brought to power Mr. Joseph Okafor as President, Mrs. Cynthia Uwah as Vice President and seven others as executives of the union.
Prof. Ahaneku warned the students to be wary of their involvement in the upcoming 2019 general elections, urging them not to engage in any form of thuggery or allow themselves to be used by politicians, remarking that they should shun anything that would dent the image of the institution.
The Vice Chancellor promised to always make himself available to the students whenever he is needed.
In a remark, Prof. Stan Udedi, the Dean of Student Affairs, commended the Vice Chancellor for having the welfare of the students at heart, while expressing optimism that the VC would complete all the ongoing projects within the university before the next convocation ceremony.
Responding, the new President, a 300 level student of Food Science and Technology, Faculty of Agriculture, Mr. Joseph Okafor, thanked the students and the university for the mandate to serve, disclosing that environmental and health issues would be the major priority for his administration.
The new President was sworn-in by the Chief Judge of the Judiciary arm of the union, Justice Godson Obinnaya Agbo, who had earlier been sworn-in by the Dean of Student Affairs, as stipulated by the constitution.
Mr. Okafor is the 27th President of the Students Union Government of Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka.