In response to the robust academic environment created by the administration of Vice-Chancellor, Professor E. Uche Ikonne, Abia State University had her 36th Inaugural Lecture, with the topic: “Aquaculture Evolution in Nigeria: Status, Potentials, Problems and Economic Role in Nation Building”
The chairman of the occasion, Professor E.Uche Ikonne, in his opening remarks congratulated the Lecturer, Professor Anderson Nwalozie, Professor of Aquaculture/Helicult ure, for the courage to put up the lecture, especially at this time.
The Vice-Chancellor stated that what is going in the University is a kind of revolution. A revolution brought about by the Academic brilliance of the Governor, and Visitor to the University, Okezie Ikpeazu PhD, and Abia State University being the foremost agency of the State is taking a cue of what is happing in the larger State.
According to him “you do not sleep over a revolution, you must strive to be part of it, because human nature involves changes”
The revolution he stated include the areas of ICT, where results, admissions, registrations are processed on line. He warned that those who have become agents of fraudsters in the University will be caught, and in addition to terminating their appointments will also be prosecuted.
Delivering the lecture on Aquaculture Evolution in Nigeria: Status, Potentials, Problems and Economic Role in Nation Building, Professor Anderson Nwalozie Nwachukwu called on Government to ensure that this young food sector in our agriculture system grows, and should be included in the agriculture development plan of the Country.
He further said the land tenure system in the nation should be revisited to make land available to keen investors. Professor Anderson informed the participants that presently they are working on developing ABSU feeds version for fish, poultry and piggery. Sourcing materials with low cost implications.
Highlight of the event was the admittance of the Guest Lecturer into the Distinguished Professorial Cadre by the Vice-Chancellor, and presentation of gifts by different groups, including the Faculty of Agriculture, and Oso Nsu, an Ngwa Social/cultural Organization in ABSU.