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Okonjo-Iweala, Soludo, Iwuanyanwu to honour Okpara at MOUAU anniversary

By Gordi Udeajah, Umuahia
31 August 2023   |   3:24 am
The stage is set at the Michael Okpara University of Agriculture Umudike (MOUAU), Abia State, to mark its 30th anniversary, founders' day celebration and the maiden lecture series in honour of the late premier of the defunct Eastern Region, Dr. Michael Okpara. The Director General of the World Trade Organisation (WTO), Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Anambra…

The stage is set at the Michael Okpara University of Agriculture Umudike (MOUAU), Abia State, to mark its 30th anniversary, founders’ day celebration and the maiden lecture series in honour of the late premier of the defunct Eastern Region, Dr. Michael Okpara.

The Director General of the World Trade Organisation (WTO), Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Anambra State Governor, Prof. Chukwuma Soludo, President General Ohanaeze Ndigbo, Emmanuel Iwuanyanwu, among others, are expected to grace the event, which holds today.

The state governor, Dr. Alex Otti, is the Chief Host of the event, while a goodwill message and keynote lecture will be delivered by the WTO boss and Soludo, respectively.

The Vice Chancellor of the university, Prof. Maduebibisi Ofo Iwe, said, yesterday, that they chose to mark the anniversary with a public lecture, which is within the institution’s mandate as a university, being the maiden edition of Dr. Michael Iheonukara Okpara Lecture Series and launch of an endowment for the series.

He said that the lecture topic and anniversary theme, titled, ‘Leadership, Agriculture And Entrepreneurship: The Dr. Michael Okpara Model for National Growth and Identity,’ is to remind us of a colossus, who contributed in so many ways to light up development, growth and identity of the ordinary Nigerian as the Premier of the defunct Eastern Region. He noted that the late Okpara also led the fight for the creation of Abia State.