Vice Presidential Candidate of the People’s Democratic Party in the last elections, Mr Peter Obi, has commended the Anambra born, Professor Charles Egbu, who was recently appointed the Vice Chancellor of Leeds Trinity University, United Kingdom.
In a Statement released by his media office and signed by his Special Adviser, Mr. Valentine Obienyem, Obi said he was overjoyed when he heard the news of Egbu’s appointment, which he described as a clear reward for excellence, commitment and focus.
Speaking on Egbu’s achievements and that of many Nigerians making waves abroad, Obi noted that it simply corroborates what the literary icon Prof. Chinua Achebe said, that nothing is wrong with the air Nigerians breathe, nor the water we drink. Our problems are mostly self-inflicted, arising from leadership failures and our inability to rise above our weaknesses.
Beyond the eulogies and celebrations, Obi called on Nigerian youths to see the likes of Prof Charles Egbu as role models, and stop looking up to some politicians hell-bent on enriching their insatiable pockets at the expense of the poor masses. Such personalities as Egbu who have defied all odds and conquered their limitations through hard work deserve the adulation and admiration of youths.
He reminded the younger ones that the future is elastic and that they have the potentials of becoming whatever they want to be in life, if they are willing to work hard. Reiterating the importance of education, Obi told the youth to take education seriously, as that would give them the necessary skills and knowledge they need to compete on the global stage.
He further encouraged Prof Egbu, who hails from Abatete in Idemili North Local Government Area of Anambra State, to keep giving in his best in his position.
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