By Aplefe Ojong
As part of the activities for the 28th Convocation Ceremony of the University of Calabar, the President, Dr. GoodLuck Ebele Jonathan last Saturday commissioned three completed projects at the University of Calabar.
The Projects are the Law Library which is facilitated by Alumni of the UNICAL Law Faculty, Senator Ita Enang; Senator Bassey Ewa Henshaw Building to house his Center for the Study of Indigenous Languages, equally undertaken by Senator Henshaw who is the current Chairman, Board of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC); and the UNICAL Staff Multi-purpose Cooperative Society Complex.
President Jonathan who was represented at the occasion by the Minister of Education, through the Visiting Professor to the National Universities Commission (NUC), Professor Akaniyene Essien, lauded both Senators Enang and Henshaw for undertaking projects that would have a lasting impact on not just the students and the university community but the entire state and country, and also appreciated the leadership of the UNICAL Cooperative for initiating such a profitable venture for members.
Dr. Jonathan challenged other elective, appointive office holders and successful business men and women in the society to emulate Senators Enang and Henshaw who have given back to the society which had molded them.
The Ministers of Youths and Sports Development, Mr. Boni Haruna who was in the entourage was given the honor to cut the tape to commissioned the indigenous language center while the Minister of Lands, Housing and Urban Development, Dr. Akon Etim Eyakemyi, who was among those who graduated with a Doctor of Philosophy from the Faculty of Education was equally provided with the opportunity to officially cut the tape for the commissioning of the UNICAL Staff Multi-purpose Cooperative Complex.
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