The Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Abdalla Uba Adamu, has reiterated the commitment of the university to add value by way of education to build the capacity of Nigerians for leadership roles.
Adamu, who stated this in Lagos at the 70th birthday colloquium in honour of the veteran journalist and columnist, Ray Ekpu, said NOUN was better positioned to give hope to the hopeless in the society, just as Ray Ekpu, who became the voice of the masses through his profession.
The Vice-Chancellor joined several other prominent Nigerians paying glowing tribute to a man, who, by dint of hard work, raised the bar in the journalism profession in the country.
The colloquium with the theme “Nigeria: The Leadership Question”, drew practitioners from the media and civil society organisations.
The Chairman on the occasion and former Minister of External Affairs, Prof. Bolaji Akinyemi, who set the tone for the discourse, charged media practitioners in the country, to be responsible in the reportage of events capable of heating up the polity.
The guest speaker, Dr Chidi Amuta, who was represented by Mr Dan Agbese, listed a number of countries in Africa that had the misfortune of being led by leaders, whose stock-in-trade was to deprive their citizens of every iota of good governance.