President Muhammadu Buhari has hailed the appointment of Professor Charles Egbu, as Vice Chancellor of Leeds Trinity University, United Kingdom.
Buhari, in a statement by Chief Femi Adesina, his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, urged Egbu, who is the first black person appointed Vice Chancellor of a ranked university in the United Kingdom.
The President tasked the academic, from Anambra State, to continue to proudly hold the Nigerian flag high in all his endeavours in the elevated position.
“With wide experience as Pro-Chancellor at the University of East London, Dean of the School of Built Environment and Architecture at London South Bank University, and stints at University of Salford, University College London, Glasgow Caledonian University, Leeds Beckett University, among others, I have no doubt that you will acquit yourself creditably once again in this new assignment.”
Buhari asked Egbu, a foremost Quantity Surveyor with 12 books and over 350 publications to his credit, is a worthy example of an industrious Nigerian, whom the younger generation should adopt as a role model.
He tasked the new VC, who assumes office in November, to build on the strong foundations laid by his predecessors at the university, where he is equally an alumnus.