The Godfrey Okoye University (GOU), Enugu on Friday inducted Mr Peter Obi, Gov. Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of the Enugu State and the PDP governorship candidate, Mr Peter Mbah and others to its “Hall of Fame”.
The induction was part of the activities marking the 10th convocation of the university.
Others inducted include Bishops of Enugu, Most Rev. Callistus Onaga, the Archbishop of Abuja, Most Rev Ignatius Kaigama and late Bishop of Enugu, Most Rev. Godfrey Okoye.
Other inductees were 18 pioneer staff, four professors emeritus, and 10 best graduating students.
Speaking at the event, the Vice Chancellor of GOU, Prof. Christian Anieke, said they were honoured in recognition of their contributions to the school since its inception.
According to him, the Hall of Fame contain list of names of noteworthy people and the achievements and contributions chosen by a group of electors.
Anieke said GOU Hall of Fame had members of staff of the
university who had distinguished themselves in their field, students and the alumni as well as individuals who had contributed to the growth of the university.
He added that, “Our Hall of Fame will have the Founder and Pioneer Vice Chancellor as well as all the pioneer heads of faculties, departments and units”.
Explaining further, the Head of Department, Business Management, Dr Tricia Allison, said some of the individuals honoured had contributed physically and structurally for the growth of the institution.
She said the ideas became so imperative to enable the university immortalize them into their hall of fame as long as the school was in existence.
Declaring the event open, the PDP governorship flag bearer, Mbah, congratulated the school for the initiative, stressing that the idea would spur people to do more for the university.
He said, “I am particularly elated and humbled that the university hall of fame has included me in their list of first set of honouree to be inducted to its hall of fame”. (NAN)