Da Jacob Gyang Buba on his investiture as the Chancellor
The Gbong Gwom Jos Da Jacob Gyang Buba has added double feathers to his crown with his investiture as the Chancellor to Nnamdi Azikiwe University and also being conferred with a doctorate degree in Public Administration by the same institution in a colourful ceremony that took place at the University’s convocation ground in Awka Anambra State.
Performing the investiture ceremony, Visitor to the University and the President to the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Mohammadu Bahari, represented by the Executive Secretary of the National Univeristies Commission, Prof. Julius Okojie called on the new Chancellor to uphold and preserve jointly and severally the statutes, liberties, customs, laws and privileges of the University throughout his tenure as chancellor completely, faithfully, without favor as much as it lies on him, adding that in like manner the chancellor must perform all the functions faithfully, being the highest office in the University.
Also having taking oat of office as the Chancellor Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Da Buba was immediately conferred with Degree of Doctor of Public Administration Honoris Causa by the University in a ceremony peformed by the Vice Chancellor of the institution, Prof Joseph Ahaneku.
In his acceptance speech the Gbong Gwom Jos, Da Jacob Gyang Buba assured the institution of his commitment to find sufficient leverage and the goodwill of various stakeholders in diverse fields of endeavor to partner with the management and staff of the great institution to advance the noble goals and objectives of Late Dr. Nnamdi Azikiwe, after whom the university is named after, pointing out that Nnamdi Azikiwe University must latch on the immutable power of education to produce youth equipped with not only academic and technical knowledge needed for living today, but also imbued with the moral and social values that would empower them for a better society.
The ceremony was climaxed with a carnival showcasing various facaulties’ in colourful attires, as well as cultural dances by the Vwang Dance Group and Isharuwa Groups both from Jos, Plateau State.