A Nigerian academic, Professor Charles Egbu, was Friday named the Vice-Chancellor of Leeds Trinity University, United Kingdom to the excitement of Nigerians.
According to a report on Twitter, Professor Charles Egbu, from Anambra state has been appointed Vice-Chancellor Leeds Trinity University, London. Professor Charles Egbu is the first Black to head a university in the Uk.
Professor Charles Egbu, from Anambra state has been appointed Vice-Chancellor Leeds Trinity University, London. Professor Charles Egbu is the first Black to head a university in the Uk.— Uche Ezeonye Offical (@uche_ezeonye) July 17, 2020
Congratulations sir, Igbo Nwere Mmadu.#IgboAmaka pic.twitter.com/Jm3QLpN4De
The president’s media adviser, Mr Femi Adesina, said the president urged Egbu to continue to proudly keep the flag of Nigeria flying in all his endeavours in the elevated position.
The president, Muhammadu Buhari reportedly said;
“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,”
According to him, the professor, whom he described as a foremost Quantity Surveyor and an author of 12 books and over 350 publications to his credit, is a worthy example of an industrious Nigerian, who the younger generation should adopt as a role model.