30 Aug 2021


The Vice Chancellor, Abia State University, Distinguished Professor Onyemachi M. Ogbulu, on behalf of Management has congratulated the Pro-Chancellor and Chairman, Governing Council, His Excellency, Senator Adolphus Wabara PhD, on his recent award as the “Enyi Abia”, by the Governor and Visitor to the University, Okezie Victor Ikpeazu, PhD, during the 30th year anniversary ceremony of the State.
In a brief and unique reception organized by the University Management in honor of the iconic leader, and Chairman Governing Council held at Confidence hotel Umuahia, the Vice-Chancellor, described the award as well deserved, considering the unprecedented contributions of the distinguished Senator, and former number 3 citizen of the country, in the development of not just the state, but Nigeria at large.
He explained that the Pro-Chancellor and Chairman Governing Council, Senator Adolphus Wabara, has displayed an unparallel commitment and passion to the affairs of the University in particular, and under his leadership over the years, his administrative prowess has brought tremendous progress to the Institution in virtually all spheres, and positioned it among the top rated Universities in Nigeria.
Also baring their minds during the reception, the Chairman, Ikwuano Local Government, Hon. Stephen Mpamugo, SSA to the Governor on Niger Delta affairs, Kingsley Nna, and others, lauded the sterling leadership qualities of the Pro-Chancellor and prayed for good health for him to continue to impact humanity positively. 
In his own contribution, a member of Governing Council, Professor Ogbonna Onuoha, added that the title, “Enyi Abia” aptly captures the personality, the candor, and giant achievements of the Pro-Chancellor, particularly the exceptional manner which he has piloted the affairs of the Governing Council of the University over the years.
Responding, the Distinguished Senator, Pro-Chancellor and Chairman of Governing Council, “Enyi Abia” His Excellency, Adolphus Wabara, PhD, thanked the Abia State Governor, Okezie Victor Ikpeazu, PhD for the great honor of the award, and expressed appreciation to the Management for putting a surprising reception in his honor, thanking those who found time to join to celebrate with him on the award. 
The consummate Administrator and Politician recalled with nostalgia, the days of his humble beginning as a councilor, and how God lifted him to where he is today, urging all to learn from his experience, and continue to serve humanity in whatever capacity they found themselves. 
According to him, only God Knows and can fulfill our destinies in life, hence people should refrain from settling scores with anyone, for they may not know, the purpose of the challenges that comes their ways in the journey to the fulfillment of destiny.
Earlier as part of the major highlights in the grand finale of the 30th Anniversary ceremony of Abia State at the Okpara auditorium, the Pro-Chancellor and Chairman of Governing Council, Abia State University, His Excellency Senator Adolphus Wabara were among the few eminent personalities of the State, that received the award of “ Enyi Abia” by the Executive Governor of Abia State, Okezie Victor Ikpeazu, PhD, for their support and immense contribution to the development of the State.
The entire University Management, some members of the Governing Council, Local Government Chairmen, Senior Government official, friends and some staff of the University were present at the event.