From Fred Ezeh, Abuja
Deputy Senate President, Senator Ike Ekweremadu, and the immediate past governor of Kogi State, Idris Wada, have offered to support University of Abuja (UniAbuja) in its quest to become the leading university in Nigeria.
The duo made the pledge recently when they visited the main campus of the university located in Gwagwalada Abuja, to personally collect their degree certificates.
While Ekweremadu was in the university to collect his PhD certificate in law, the Kogi ex-governor was there to collect his first and second degrees certificates in business administration.
Senator Ekweremadu, in his remarks, appreciated the university for its uniqueness in imparting quality education and promised to support it as his way of giving back to the institution that made it possible for him to realize his educational ambition.
He urged the university authorities not to hesitate to approach him with problems that need legislative solution so he could mobilize his colleagues in the Senate to urgently attend to them.
Similarly, the erstwhile Kogi governor who also visited the university for the same purpose commended the management for uplifting and restoring the lost glory of the institution and for transforming it from a massive farmland to an impressive outlay of structures suitable for the pursuit of academic endeavours.
He confessed that the university had imparted into him a lot of knowledge that helped him to pilot the affairs of Kogi during his tenure as the chief executive officer of the state.
He promised the Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Michael Adikwu, that he would always be available to serve the university whenever his service is needed as part of his contributions as an alumnus committed to developing his alma mater.