Ukelle Community in the University iversity of Calabar comprising academic and non academic staff visited the Deputy Vice Chancellor Administration, Prof Michael P. Okom in his office on Tuesday to celebrate with him over his recent appointment by Professor Florence Obi who took over the reins of leading the university in December 2020.
Expressing delight over the landmark appointment in the history of Ukelle Nation, leader of the delegation, Associate Professor Veronica Odey Ebi of the Department of Modern Languages described his elevation as a miracle manifested through Professor Florence Obi even as she noted that the community in the university is exceedingly grateful to God.
“It is a miracle, we from Ukelle have never had an opportunity like this and we give God the glory. We have come to celebrate with you and tell you we are exceedingly happy for God’s divine grace upon your life.
You can depend on our unalloyed loyalty as staff of the university of Calabar because none of us would do anything that would compromise your principles as a stickler for fairness and propriety in conduct as a pastor and seasoned academia”, she said.
On his part, Dr Lawrence Ekwok, Chairman, Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria (PCN) Cross River State who is also senior lecturer in the department of Mass Communication averred that, “Prof Mike has done so much’” adding that the Ukelle community should,” appreciate our people for the little they have done”
In glowing excitement at the show of oneness by the community, the Deputy Vice Chancellor, Prof Michael P. Okom, said he is particularly happy at the changing mindset of the Ukelle Nation represented by the community which had never seen the need to appreciate people in other fields of endeavours apart from politics.
He charged them to ensure that they celebrate any ukelle person who gets promoted in the police, military, academics and other works of life.
“ I have pleasantly realized that our mindset as a people is gradually changing because the kind of excitement I saw as a result of this appointment by the Vice Chancellor has been wonderful. I feel that the soul of Ukelle which has been that of brotherly love is beginning to come alive on the occasion of this new beginning.
The courtesy visit was attended by Dr Innocent Chigbe, Dr Stephen Eguba and other staff of the university as it featured presentation of gifts which included a portrait of the DVC to be hung in his office.