-As Prof Dozie speaks on KOMU’s Resumption
By Dorcas Samson Achi Dr Reginald Ihebuzor, a Development Expert, writer and the Coordinating Consultant, Niger Delta Development Bank Project has donated for different academic disciplines, ranging from medicine, politics, economy, science books, inspirational books among others to Kingsley Ozumba Mbadiwe University Ogboko,KOMU, Imo state, University of Agriculture and Environnmental Sciences ,Umuagwu, Imo State and others schools in memory of his wife, late Dr Nnenna Nkeiruka Ihebuzor, a Consultant Pediatrician and a celebrated public servant. Dr Ihebuzor in his address at the occasion appreciated the unique leadership qualities of the Vice Chancellors Prof N.S Dozie and Professor Patrick. E. Egbule, of University of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences, Umuagwo, both of whom he said are his close friends , adding that their appointments will bring about rapid developments in the schools, especially at this cradle stage.He also described the duo as builders that are deep rooted and highly knowledgeable in school management. He expressed his family’s great love for books and the inepth knowledge they have acquired from books. According to him, his son Chima Ihebuzor wrote hundred poems in two months titled ” The Power of Dreams”, a Century of Poems which were inspired by his late mother in whose honour the books were donated to the institution.
With a solemn expression, he described his late wife as his jewel of inestimable value, an unusual woman with great wit and motivation. ”The death of a good spouse is what I don’t wish even my enemy. My late wife was the secret of my numerous achievements. She was a great wife, mother, teacher and a lover of books. As a voracious reader, she invested in books. A Foundation has been established in her honour”, he stated Prof Ikechukwu N. S. Dozie, the Vice Chancellor of K.O. Mbadiwe University with a heart of gratitude to the family accepted the pile of books donated to the school and described the gesture as a great gift to humanity and a milestone achievement. ”Books are resource materials for knowledge and soul nourishment. We share in your passion in donating books in memory of your beloved wife”, he expressed.
He further appreciated the family for being the first benefactor of the school and helping them in their humble beginning. According to the erudite professor, education is the responsibility of everyone and should not be abandoned for the government and the school alone. He urged successful Imolites to contribute their quota to the growth and development of the school while assuring them that K. O Mbadiwe University will become the best university in the country in no distant time.
In response Professor Patrick. E. Egbule, Vice Chancellor of University of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences, Umuagwo, thanked Dr Ihebuzor for the donation which he termed exhibition of goodwill that has gone down in the history of the school. In his words ” We are grateful for your thoughtfulness. Our university will continue to cherish this uncommon gesture. We are sorry for your wife’s loss. She was a pure breed public servant. She has done her bid. May her soul continue to rest in the bosom of the lord” he concluded.
Meanwhile, Prof. Dozie while fielding questions from Newsmen shortly after the occasion disclosed that KOMU will resume by October. He stated that Management is working hard to get the University ready for academic activities. He noted that several interventions including cutting of grasses, repairs of leaky roofs in the hostels and several administrative blocks, plumbing works, installation of burglary proofs to hostel windows and general cleaning and sanitation are ongoing to make the University conducive for returning staff and students. Staff who have been out of campus will be back soon to prepare for the return of students. Other dignitaries at the event include; Barr Obinna Igwe, Executive Assistant to the Vice Chancellor, K. O. Mbadiwe University, Dr. Nkechi Nwanekezie, Acting Head of Library services and Prince Eddy Njemanze, Registrar of University of Univeristy of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences, Umuagwu among others.