The Governor of Imo State, Hope Uzodimma has inaugurated Imo State University (IMSU) Governing Council. He tasked the members with the responsibility of saving the institution from further decay on from further decay. According to him, the choice of the members is an opportunity to infuse fresh air into the University “because it is in dire need to bounce back to reckoning.”
His Lordship, Most Rev. Dr. Lucius Ugorji who is also the Bishop of Catholic Diocese of Umuahia and the visiting Bishop of Catholic Diocese of Mbaise was appointed the Chairman, Imo State University Governing Council and the Pro-Chancellor of the school.
Other members of the Council include: Chief Leo Stan Ekeh, Chief Tony Ezenna, Prof. (Ven.) Chinedu Nebo, Sir. Louis Ezeigwe, Chief Engr. Ernest Nwapa, Dr. (Mrs.) Uwandu Uzoma, Ugoeze Victoria Adaku Ekezie, Prof. Adaobi Obasi (Vice Chancellor) and others.
The Governor stated that the choice of the members was because they have carved a niche for themselves in their chosen fields of endeavour and that they have earned solid reputation as men and women of substance in their individual trade, an indices that qualified them for the appointment.
He challenged them to bring their deploy their individual accomplishments, excellence, expertise, passion for service as well as their reputation as effectively as necessary to actualize the dream of his administration of having a highly reputable University comparable to the best Universities in the World.
In their acceptance, Chairman Imo State University Governing Council and Pro-Chancellor, His Lordship, Most Rev. Dr. Lucius Ugorji thanked the Governor for the absolute confidence reposed in them by giving them the assignment and acknowledged that though the task is daunting he has a strong believe that with the calibre of members of the Council and support of the management, staff and students the University will be returned to a centre of excellence which was the dream of the founding fathers.