The Vice-Chancellor of Ignatius Ajuru University of Education Professor Ozo-mekuri Ndimele says the State Governor Chief (Barrister) Nyesom Ezenwo Wike is incomparable.
He said this when he received the Permanent Secretary Ministry of Information and Communications Pastor Paulinus Nsirim and Directors of the Ministry on a courtesy visit at the University Council Chambers Rumuolumeni Campus.
Professor Ndimele who described the achievements recorded by the Wike led government as unprecedented, remarked that the University embarked on re-branding campaign to advertise the State. He said that the move is paying off as the institution has students from within and outside the country and added that if the State was insecured as has been blown out of proportion, that the Ghanaian Students currently in the postgraduate programmes of the University would not have taken the bold step to ask for admission.
He also informed that three of IAUE students would be representing the University outside the country for NUGA games slated for November this year and that the institution will continue to show the world that Rivers State is safe and the place to be.
The Vice-Chancellor vowed to support the Governor to succeed and promised to partner with the Ministry of Information and Communications to reposition the State for greatness and for her to take her pride of place in the country.
Earlier the Permanent Secretary Ministry of Information and Communications Pastor Paulinus Nsirim congratulated the Vice-Chancellor on his appointment and for his innovations which has given the institution a massive facelift and also making it at par with other universities across the country.
The people of the state he opined is lucky to have Governor Wike who has transformed the State with policies and programmes that have direct bearing on the lives of citizens.
Pastor Nsirim regretted that not many people appreciate the landmark achievements of the Governor and have resorted to negative publicity stunt to paint the State bad.
He said that the Ministry is galvanizing with other stakeholders to ensure that the state as a big brand stands out and called on others to join hands to change the narrative and to frame one that befits the State.
Pastor Paulinus Nsirim pointed out the need to use the abundant human/material resources as well as the natural endowment the State is blessed with for the overall growth and development of Rivers sons and daughters.
He called on the University with assemblage of opinion minds who mentor young generation to work with those God has placed in positions of trust to make a difference.