The Vice Chancellor, Abia State University (ABSU) Distinguished Professor O. M Ogbulu has charged ABSU Scientists and Senior Academics in the Faculty of Biological Sciences to intensify their research activities to discover a new vaccine that will fight the corona virus pandemic.
In doing so he said, ABSU and the researchers will be positioned in the global map for forever.
The Vice Chancellor, who disclosed this, when a delegation of senior academics from the Faculty of Biological Sciences paid him a courtesy call, expressed confidence in the ability and quality of academics in the Faculty that could join other researchers across the world to develop a new vaccine for this global scourge, covid 19.
He thanked members of the Faculty for the visit, and their prayers for the administration, as well as the various staff unions of the University, for their understanding in suspending their strike action to pave way for the resumption of school, promising that he will not betray the confidence reposed on him.
Earlier, the leader of the delegation, and Dean of the Faculty, Professor S. N Umeham, in his remarks, explained that the purpose of their visit is to congratulate the Vice Chancellor on his appointment, and to pledge their total support for the administration.
He added that the Vice Chancellor “is a distinguished Professor of Finance of royal descent who was part of planting the Uturu campus having started his teaching career as an assistant lecturer from aba campus”.
Also speaking, Professor C. I Ogbonnaya, the most senior Professor in the Faculty, while felicitating with the Vice Chancellor, stated that he is a reputable administrator, having demonstrated his leadership qualities as DVC administration, and no doubt, will take the University to new heights of glory.
In a vote of thanks, the Director, research and publications, Professor Victor Nwaugo, expressed appreciation to the Vice Chancellor for receiving them within a short notice, and further stated that Professor Ogbulu is well grounded in research and will surely achieve his vision for the University.
Members of Management were present at the meeting.