By Abavo Kingsley

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Prof Emmanuel Aluyor

Vice Chancellor, Edo State University, Iyamho, Prof. Emmanuel Aluyor has been conferred the prestigious Sir Ahmadu Bello Platinum and Greater Nigeria Award for exemplary leadership.

The award which came from the Northern Youth Council of Nigeria (NYCN) was said to be in recognition of the Vice Chancellor’s outstanding contribution to the development of education in the country.

National Vice President of the body, Barr. Abdulmalik Alpha said at the presentation of the award that it was also in appreciation of the VC’s ability in steering affairs of the University to an enviable height and which has made the institution a cynosure of all eyes.

Inducting the Vice Chancellor into the Northern Youth Council of Nigeria Hall of Fame, recently, Barr. Alpha expressed confidence in the VC’s pragmatic approach to introducing positive measures to taking the University to greater height.

“We single out individuals who have contributed to the socio – economic development of the country; your leadership of this University has made it what it is today and we are proud to be identified with you and the institution.

“What we have seen in your University is quite commendable and unprecedented; we shall convey the good news about the institution to our people in northern Nigeria.”

Advising Nigerians against patronizing foreign universities, Barr. Alpha noted that Edo University, Iyamho is a confirmation that world class universities exist in Nigeria; and “can give something better than what you get in Turkey even Cairo and elsewhere.”

According to Barr. Alpha, the conferment of the title; ‘Garkuwan Matasan Arewa’ on the Vice Chancellor attest to his ingenuity in keeping pace with acceptable global standard: a quality which has earned the University a pass mark as one of the best citadel of learning in Nigeria.

Prof. Aluyor by his new title is a figure to look up to as protector of the northern youth and by extension Nigerian youth, Barr. Alpha said.

Responding, the Vice Chancellor expressed joy for the honour done him especially coming from the far north.

He pointed out that part of the vision of building a university is to see that it provides quality education that can be gotten anywhere in the world.

“The world indeed is digital and we are part of that vision to put in place infrastructure that would be a model with what you can get in any university.

“I am proud to say that foreigners have come here and have compared what we have with what they have in their clime and we have not come short in that regard.”