February 1, 2023 11:17 pm

Show high level of integrity in the discharge of your duties, Prof. Iwe advises office holders

By Our Reporter

The Vice-Chancellor, Michael Okpara University of Agriculture, Umudike, MOUAU Prof. Maduebibisi Ofo Iwe, has advised leaders/office holders to exhibit high level of decency and probity in the discharge of their duties.

The Vice-Chancellor who gave the admonition at a Valedictory session of the University management organised in honour of Elder Joseph Kalu and Elder Uche Arua as they bowed out after the completion of their tenures as the University bursar and librarian respectively, noted that a time of rendering account of stewardship will come which calls for those in authority to show high level of integrity in the discharge of their duties.

Prof. Maduebibisi Ofo Iwe

He therefore advised the staff of the institution not to pride themselves in any position they find themselves rather to work with the mindset that a day of accountability will be required of them.

Prof. Iwe thanked God and rejoiced with the duo for a successful tenure, pointing out that any position is a privilege and should not be abused nor to be prideful about.

He encouraged those in authority to see their position as an opportunity to contribute to the growth of the university.

In their respective speeches, the outgoing bursar, Elder Joseph Kalu and his librarian counterpart, Elder Uche Arua thanked God for the grace to complete their tenures and handover to their successors successfully.

They appreciated the University management and staff for the support and contributions received from them while in office.

They also promised to lend supportive hands to their successors whenever the need arises.

R-L Prof. Iwe in a handshake with one of the outgoing staff

The Registrar, Mrs. Jacinta Ogwo-Agu; the Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Academics, Prof. Udo Herbert; the Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Administration, Prof. Franca Elechi Asawalam amongst other management staff in their various goodwill messages thanked the bursar and the librarian for serving their various office meritoriously and charged the incoming officers to learn from their immediate predecessors in order to do better than they did.

They enjoined the outgoing officers to always assist and support the new ones any time their inputs are needed.

The incoming bursar, Mr. Ugochukwu Ironkwe is the former director of Budget and Expenses while Dr. Isaac Ogbonna is the librarian. They are currently on acting capacity.

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