By Gabriel Chy Alonta
Until his appointment, Prof. Nwakoby, a first class law product of the prestigious University of Nigeria, Nsukka, was the Dean, Faculty of law and later, deputy vice chancellor, administration, of the Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka, among other top flight positions.
Speaking in an interview with newsmen in his office at Igbariam, the vice chancellor thanked the governor for giving him the opportunity to serve and prayed God to give him the wisdom to steer the university to greater heights.
He called for the support of staff and students to enable him continue to contribute meaningfully to the growth and development of the academic standard of the citadel of learning.
Speaking on the sidelines, the Deputy Vice Chancellor, Academics, of the university, Prof. Ellis Idemobi, thanked God for answering their prayers, while also assuring the new VC of their unalloyed loyalty and commitment to duty at all times to support him in the onerous task of taking COOU to enviable height.
Idemobi commended Governor Obiano, who is also the Visitor to the university and the governing council of the university for their focus and belief in the capacity of Nwakoby to deliver.
The Head, Department of Geology, Dr. Kingsley Nwozor and a friend of the university, Dr. Pius Okoye, said that, considering the academic and administrative pedigree of the VC, they are assured that COOU is in safe hands, while extolling Obiano for fixing a square peg in a square hole.
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