Niger Delta Student Union Government (NIDSUG) leadership have paid a courtesy call on Acting Vice Chancellor of Cross River University of Technology (CRUTECH), Cross River State, Prof Augustine Angba.
Led by the President of NIDSUG, Comr. Dgreat Maaloo, the student leaders were received by the VC at his office located at the Administrative Block, Calabar Campus.
Others in the entourage were Comr. Edom Smart, immediate past president of the union, Comr. Anthony Tabu, a live member of the Union, Comr. Godwin Elijah, Comr. Barry Inyang and a host of others.
The NIDSUG president, Comr. Dgreat Maaloo who spoke on behave of the union, informed, Prof. Augustine Oko Angba that the visit was to congratulate him on his appointment by His Excellency Sen. Prof. Ben Ayade as the Acting Vice Chancellor of Cross River University of Technology (CRUTECH), Calabar, Cross River State and to show solidarity and support of the Leadership of the Niger Delta student Union Government and the entire Niger Delta Students to his well deserved appointment. The body has no iota of doubt in the wisdom displayed by the state governor Prof. Ben. Ayade; we trust his judgement.
Comr. Maaloo used the opportunity to call on the Governor of Cross River State, Senator Professor Ben Ayade to make the appointment of Professor Augustine Oko substantive, considering his academic pedigree, exposure and administrative competence and sagacity. The body believes that much more could be achieved when the seasoned Prof. is confirmed.
He further intimated the Acting VC that the Niger Delta Student Union Government is responsible for the welfare of students from the nine Niger Delta States, both within Nigeria and in diaspora.
While responding, the Acting VC, Prof. Augustine Oko Angba, thanked the president of NIDSUG and his members for coming to pay him the visit.
He informed the Unionists that he has always been an educationist all his life and his vision is to ensure that all CRUTECH graduates become globally competitive and can match their peers anywhere in the world.
The VC encouraged the body to advice their members and the entire Niger Delta students to shun violence, especially cultism and focus on their studies, because education is a serious business, as such, students have to show commitment and determination to succeed in their academic pursues. In his word, he said “student should be the chief security officers of themselves” and that when student checkmate one another the campus could be a safe heaven
Prof. Angba further expressed his dissatisfaction at student unions who have become so disorganized to the extend that they no longer fight for the welfare of the students by demanding better hostel accommodations, better lecture halls and better amenities on campus from university managements, but they rather fight for their own selfish gains which was not so from the beginning of student unionism on campus.