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The Ag. Rector, Dr. Uche Onyegbu has held a thanksgiving outing in appreciation of God’s goodness and upliftment. In his homily during the thanksgiving service which held at Our Lady of Assumption Catholic Church Ogidi,  the Catholic Bishop of Ekwulobia Diocese, His Eminence, Peter Cardinal Okpaleke called on the Ag. Rector, to use his position for the good and betterment of all.

Cardinal Okpaleke  urged Dr. Onyegbu to keep watch over all the flock which God gave him to oversee at the institution, adding that such exalted position comes with big responsibilities.

“Today, God has given you the responsibility to shepherd the staff and students of the Federal Polytechnic, Oko. It is now your duty to mentor them and lead them to the path of Godliness.

“God has reason for elevating us to certain positions, and now that you are the Rector, God expects you to use this position for the good of all. See this position as the opportunity to make the world better.

He further stated ” We have all been chosen by God to play certain roles in the society, always ask God for his enablement to fulfill His purpose for you. Do what is good and make the future bright for the ones entrusted in our hands”

The Acting Rector, Dr. Uche Onyegbu thanked God for given him the opportunity to serve in that capacity, promising to do his best in contributing to the development of the society.

” I started from the scratch. I served many Rectors in different capacities and they all believed in me. 

“In the same vein, I am calling on those working with me to be diligent and dedicated to duty so that God will one day elevate them to their desired positions. Today is the happiest day in my life”.

He noted that his elevation to the position of the Acting Rector is a clear manifestation of the fact that what God cannot do does not exist.

Recall, Dr. Uche Onyegbu was appointed Ag.Rector on 5th February 2024  by the President, Federal Republic of Nigeria, President Bola Tinubu through the Federal Ministry of Education following the completion of Engr. Dr. Nwafulugo’s five year tenure.

Dignitaries that attended the thanksgiving mass include former Rectors; Prof. Eugene Nwadialor, Prof. Ugochukwu Nzewi, Engr. Dr. Francisca Nwafulugo and her husband, Engr. Princlytheeo Nwafulugo.

Others include, the traditional ruler of Ufuma, Igwe Chika Uchime and his Atani counterpart, Igwe Arc. Augustine Ngoddy, member Representing Aguata 1 Constituency, Hon. Anayo Okpaleke, Cabinet members of Ogidi traditional stool,  Vice Chancellor Unizik represented by the Director of Certificate and Diploma programme, Dr. Florence Amaka Akudo, principal officers of the Polytechnic, Deans and Directors, leaders and members of unions in the institution including Academic Union of Polytechnics, Senior Staff Association of Nigeria Polytechnics, Non Academic Staff Union among others.

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