Frontline Anambra State PDP Aspirant for the 2021 Governorship election, Dr.ifedi Okwenna, has congratulated the Nigeria’s former President, Dr.Goodluck Jonathan GCFR, on his conferment of Degree of Doctor of Public Administration (Honoris Causa) of the Gregory University Uturu, Abia State.
Dr. Okwenna, was among the top dignitaries and friends of the Nigeria’s Former President, Dr. Goodluck Jonathan GCFR, that witnessed the occasion at the Extraordinary Convocation ceremony held Wednesday at the, Goodluck Jonathan Auditorium of the Gregory University Uturu, Abia State.
Speaking at the occasion, the former Anambra State Commissioner for Environment, Mineral Resources, Science and Technology, commended the leadership role of President Jonathan, his investment in education and his effort in promoting peace, as peace envoy across countries in Africa. He praised the former President, for his role of being a strong pillar of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), despite numerous efforts to distract him and lure him out. He said that those waiting for the defection of His Excellency, to their Party, will wait forever.
Dr. Okwenna thank the Chancellor, the Board of Trustees, Govering Council and Management of Gregory University Uturu for chosing this time to recognize the former President, Commander-in- Chief.
Chancellor of the University, Professor Greg Ibe, while presenting the award on the former President expressed happiness on his physical participation at the Extraordinary Convocation. The award on the former President, Dr Goodluck Jonathan, according to the Chancellor, was in appreciation of his contributions to education while in office, which amongst others, created the enabling environment for the establishment of Gregory University Uturu in 2011 and the securing of official operating license from Federal Government in February, 2012.
He said, the University has since named the 2000 -seater Main Auditorium after Dr. Goodluck Ebele Jonathan as a way of appreciating the role he played in establishing the University and also to immortalise his many legacies in education.