Igwe Alphonsus Ofuebe (Ogidiga) Ifite Ogwari has conferred the Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Joseph E. Ahaneku, FAS with Chieftaincy title “Egbuhue Uzor Ifite Ogwari”. The conferment was during the New Yam Festival that was held on Saturday, 8th of October, 2016 at Ifite Ogwari in Ayamelum Local government Area, Anambra State.
Igwe Ofuebe prayed for God’s continuous blessings upon the work of their hands, so that their cultivation will be more fruitful in the coming year. He described the VC’s title as well deserved, because of the laudable achievement he has made in Ifite. Furthermore, he noted that Prof. Ahaneku has made a significant impact in the community by developing the Faculty of Agriculture that was neglected before. Igwe Ogalagidi prayed God to continue to guide and protect the Vice-Chancellor as he pilots the affairs of the University.
Finally, he stated the community’s readiness to assist in any way possible in order to move the Faculty to an enviable height in the future.
In his remark, the Vice-Chancellor thanked the people of Ifite Ogwari for the conferment and promised them of his continuous support to the community. He stated that work is on-going at the Faculty’s permanent site and promised that students of the Faculty would commence lectures there soon. “Egbuhue (Egbuwa) Uzor Ifite Ogwari” pleaded with the people of Ifite Ogwari to provide security and accommodation for the incoming students.
In the company of the Vice-Chancellor for the title conferment were: DVC Academic, Prof. Charles O. Esimone, DVC (Admin), Prof. Carol-Arinze Umeobi, Registrar, Dr. I. H. Isidienu, DAP, Prof. F. J. C. Odibo, Director, Infrastructural Development, Dr. Godson Okafor, Director, Information and Public Relations, Dr. Emma Ojukwu, the new Dean of the Faculty of Education, Prof. Nkechi Esomonu, the Dean, Faculty of Agriculture Prof. C.U Onugu and some members of the Faculty of Agriculture, among others.