The Bursar of the Alvan Ikoku Federal College of Education, Owerri, Imo State, Dr. Nicholas Nkwochi has said his top priority is to improve on the legacies left behind by leaders and forebears of Rivers State, his home state.
The college Bursar who disclosed this at his office during the conferment of an award of excellence by a group, Coalition of Supporters of Democracy and Good Governance last weekend, said he would do so any time the opportunity comes to serve the state in any capacity.
While urging youths of Rivers State to shun activities that are inimical to the development of the state, Dr. Nkwochi charged them to embrace peace and obey constituted authorities to make the state a better place to live.
He further charged them to emulate the exemplary works of the Coalition in making Rivers state an investor’s haven, while also commending the efforts of the present administration under Governor Nyesom Wike, adding that through massive infrastructural and human capital development, the state has been brought to limelight.
“Thank you for finding me worthy, I am truly delighted for it. I belief I will not let you and Rivers State down.
I cherish Rivers State so much and will not do anything to bring it down Wherever I find myself; I must contribute my quota to better the place. Please, take this message of hope and peace to the state. I thank God for our two illustrious sons, Chief Nyesom Wike and Rt. Hon. Amaechi for making us proud at the just concluded Presidential Primaries”, he said
Nkwochi who described Alvan Ikoku College of Education as a strong teaching institution that has helped in building and training great leaders of repute, expressed joy over the massive support he had enjoyed among colleagues, Rector and students of the Institution.
He promised to contribute his quota to make the college a full-fledged university, as its mandate is to train viable and outstanding teachers that would stand the test of time.
Earlier, the Coordinator of Coalition of Supporters of Democracy and Good Governance, Comrade Bobmanuel Garshon said they decided to honour him as part of efforts to encourage professionalism and proficiency in management.