By JACOB ONJEWU DICKSON
Congress of Idoma Journalists, has congratulated the paramount ruler of Idoma Kingdom, His Royal Majesty (HRM) Agaba’Idu, Dr Elaigwu Odogbo Obagaji John, on his appointment as the Chancellor, Federal University Otuoke, Bayelsa State.
The watch-dogs in a statement signed by its National President, Comrade Amos Ebute Mathew and made available to journalists in Kaduna yesterday, said Dr. Elaigwu has made the Idoma race proud.
It would be recalled that President Muhammadu Buhari, appointed the paramount ruler as the new Chancellor and formally presented the appointment letter on 12th May, 2023 at the Ochi’Idoma Palace in Otukpo, Benue state.
Buhari, who was represented by the Executive Secretary of the Tertiary Education Trust Fund (TETFUND), Arc. Sonny Echono, stated that Och’Idoma’s appointment was based on his enviable track records, leadership qualities and integrity.
While expressing optimism that the newly appointed Chancellor has garnered enough leadership skills from the palace and various institutions of learning, Comrade Ebute noted that the university will be salvaged within a short period of time under his chancellorship.
He described Elaigwu as a national asset whose contribution to the commitment of Education and the sustenance of peace and stability is not only limited to the Idoma kingdom but the nation at large.
He assured that the paramount ruler will use his wealth of experiences garnered to salvage the university within a short period of time and urged relevant stakeholders in the institution to give him their maximum support at the course of discharging his duties so as to be able to achieve the desired results.
Dr. Elaigwu was born on 27th March,1969 to the family of Mr. Elaigwu Ekoja in Obagaji the headquarters of AGATU local government area of Idoma in Benue State.
He is a graduate of the prestigious Ahmadu Bello University (ABU) Zaria (1994) with B.Sc honours in Accounting, Master in Business Administration (2012) from Benue State University, Post Graduate Diploma in Education (2015) from National Teacher Institute, M.Sc Accounting and Finance, Nasarawa State University, Keffi and Phd (in view) in Accounting from Nasarawa State University Keffi.
He is also a Fellow of Chartered Institute of Taxation of Nigeria, (FCITN) Fellow Certified National Accountants of Nigeria, (FCNA) Associate member of Nigeria Institute of Management, Group Pastor (Pentecost Group) Deeper Life Bible Church, two term Chairman, Association of Senior Civil Servants of Nigeria, among others.