Obi commends Egbu on appointment as first black VC of Leeds Trinity University

By Valentine Amanze

The Vice Presidential candidate of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in the last general elections, Mr Peter Obi, has commended the Anambra State-born Professor Charles Egbu, who was appointed the vice chancellor of Leeds Trinity University, United Kingdom.

In a statement by his Special Adviser, Mr. Valentine Obienyem, the former governor said that he was overjoyed when he heard the news of Egbu’s appointment, which he described as a clear reward for excellence, commitment and focus.

On Egbu’s achievements and that of many Nigerians making waves abroad, Obi said that it simply corroborated what the literary icon, Prof. Chinua Achebe, said, that nothing was wrong with the air Nigerians breathe, nor the water they drink.

“Our problems are mostly self-inflicted, arising from leadership failures and our inability to rise above our weaknesses,” he said.

Besides, Obi called on Nigerian youths to see the likes of Egbu as role models, and stop looking up to some politicians hell-bent on enriching their insatiable pockets at the expense of the poor masses.

“Such personalities as Egbu who have defied all odds and conquered their limitations through hard work deserve the adulation and admiration of youths,” he said.

He reminded the younger ones that the future is elastic and that they have the potentials of becoming whatever they want to be in life, if they are willing to work hard.

Reiterating the importance of education, Obi told the youth to take education seriously, as that would give them the necessary skills and knowledge they need to compete on the global stage.

He further encouraged Egbu, who hails from Abatete in Idemili North Local Government Area of Anambra State, to keep giving in his best in his position.

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