Imo State: NUC Recognises K.O Mbadiwe University

The National University Commission (NUC) has recognized and approved the operational license of Kingsley Ozumba Mbadiwe University Ogboko, Imo State as the 42nd State owned University in Nigeria.

At a brief event held at the headquarters of the commission in Abuja, His Excellency Distinguished Senator Hope Uzodimma today the 8th day of December 2021, received the letter of recognition from NUC which approved the University as the 42nd State University in Nigeria and the 143rd University in the Nigerian University System, which remains consistent with the Commission’s earlier communication dated April 2016.

While presenting the letter, Professor Abubarkar Adamu Rasheed, the Executive Secretary of the Commission, congratulated Governor Uzodimma and assured him of the commission’s readiness to assist the state in her academic strides.

It will be recalled that following the recovery of the institution by the Shared Prosperity Administration, the Imo State House of Assembly (IMHA) passed a law establishing the K. O Mbadiwe University, Ogboko and by this license, all is now set for the institution to offer full academic activities for the accredited courses.

The Imo State Governor, Sen. Hope Uzodimma stated on his Social media handle thSequel to the fulfillment of guidelines set by the National University Commission (NUC), today I was presented with the Certificate of Recognition and Operational License for the Kingsley Ozumba Mbadiwe University, Ogboko, Imo State.Having been re-assured of adequate support by the commission, I remain committed and confident on the transformation of our educational services for quality training. – Hope Uzodimma

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The Imo State Government through Imo State Oil Producing Areas Development Communities (ISOPADEC) has begun the 13.5 kilometre line with the release of the 114 million Naira counter-part funding for dedicated projects selected by host communities as New High Tension Line are installed for Mgburichi – Umuagwo –  Mgbuisii – Umuapu – Ihie  Communities in Ohaji.

Speaking while undertaking an inspection of the electricity project, the Managing Director of ISOPADEC, Chief Charles Orie repeated his avowed commitment to deliver the mandate given to him by Distinguished Senator Hope Uzodimma to take development directly to the people.

Chief Orie said, “Our goal remains to make our communities stronger and better by taking development directly to the people as mandated by my Boss, Distinguished Senator Hope Uzodimma – We want to touch all aspects of their lives and reflect those projects chosen by the people themselves and for themselves”.

His Excellency, Distinguished Senator Hope Uzodimma for the comfort and proper development of the Oil Producing Areas, directed the immediate reconnection of the communities to the electricity grid before the coming Christmas coupled with the payment of outstanding EEDC energy consumption bills for host oil communities in Ohaji-Egbema, Oru East and Oguta Local Government Areas.

Indeed, it is no longer business as usual with ISOPADEC funds shared to a few individuals but through the Shared Prosperity Administration of Governor Hope Uzodimma, true dividends of Democracy is brought down to the people.

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