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Not all Nigerians are FRAUDSTERS, meet Charles Egbu, an Igbo man who sets a RECORD in the UK

Not all Nigerians are FRAUDSTERS, as another IGBO MAN Pof. Charles Egbu becames a VC in the UK

Indeed, this life is "not balance", while others engaging in criminality, thereby tarnishing the already sore image of Nigeria, majority are legitmately working theirselves out to have better lives and put the name of our dear country on the world map for the good reasons.

Yet, they labelled us FRAUDSTERS and CRIMINALS because of this little portion of us that are tarnishing the image of the country, the international community forgot to acknowledge the good and extra ordinary Nigerians that have done great things to the mother earth, and are still doing it.

Instead, the media promote the negative news over the great and positive ones, forgotting that NOT ALL NIGERIANS ARE CRIMINALS or FRAUDSTERS or ABETTORS of dirty politicking and corruption, NO!!!. Some of us are Scholars, inventors, Nation builders, and the salt of this world.

One of us, one of those people is the IGBO man from Anambra state, an academian and an achiever, permit me to introduce you to Professor Charles Egbu, a Nigerian by blood, by water and by everything, who defied all odds and became the BLACK, not the first African, but anyone with a black skin colour.

Whether he is a United Kingdom citizen or an American citizen, but is black, has never became a Vice Chancellor of any University or College in the United Kingdom, until Professor Charles Egbu came and broke the jinx and set the record!

Professor Charles Egbu defied all odds to become the new Vice Chancellor of LEADS TRINITY UNIVERSITY, in the United Kingdom, thereby becoming the first black person to be appointed as a Vice Chancellor of a University of College in the whole of the United Kingdom.

Professor Charles Egbu will take over from Professor Margaret A. House (OBE) who will step down after seven years as Vice-Chancellor, on the 1st of November, 2020. Professor Charles Egbu is also the presiden of the Chartered Institute of Building in the United Kingdom.

Professor Charles Egbu in his acceptance message said: “I am honoured to be joining Leeds Trinity; a University who’s values and ethos around widening participation, offering a personalised approach and encouraging all students to achieve their best, align with my own. The University has an impressive track record in learning, teaching and employability, and I am looking forward to building on the strong foundations established under the leadership of Professor House.

“I have already been impressed by the sense of community at Leeds Trinity and I am looking forward to engaging with students, colleagues and alumni as we shape the future strategy of the institution. I am also looking forward to returning to Leeds; the city in which I spent much of my early academic life.” the newly appointed Vice Chancellor concluded.

Professor Charles Egbu is happily married with four children. He has a PhD in Construction Management from the Univeristy of Salford and an advanced Diploma in Research Award Supervision (APDRAS) from Leeds Metropolitan University.

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