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RSU Alumni Assoc Elects New  Leaders

The Rivers State University Alumni Association has elected new leaders to pilot the affairs of the Association at the National level for the next 3 years. This was achieved through the electioneering process saddled by the 3-Man Electoral Committee of Prof. Gladson Nwokah (Chairman), Surv. Victor Angless (Secretary) and Mr. Bassey Udoeyop (Member).

The newly elected officers are Prince Ayanate Kio (National President), Mr. Nse Ubong (National Vice President), Hon. Emenike Godwill (National General Secretary), Ven. John Manson (National Assistant General Secretary), Mrs. Kate Powei (National Financial Secretary), Dr. Emenike Amadi (National Treasurer), Mr. Emenike Nelson (National Social/Welfare Secretary), Mr. Sese Tupere (National Organizing Secretary), Mr. Krukrubo Morgan (National Public Relations Officer), Barr. Ogbomah ThankGod (National Legal Adviser), Obabuike Nkpurukwe (National Auditor 1), Hua Daniel (National Auditor 2) and Lady Perekebina Kimia Berezi (Council Rep). And the Ex-Officio Member is Amb. Israel Egbunefu.

Inaugurating the National Executive Council on Saturday 8th February 2020, during the National Convention held at the Amphitheatre of the Rivers State University, the Chairman of the Board of Trustees and Chairman of the National Convention Electoral Committee, Prof. Gladson Nwokah charged them to work as a team and uphold the Constitution of the Association.

Speaking during the Convention, the Acting Vice-Chancellor of the University, Prof. Opuenebo Binya Owei, commended the Association for the number of projects done in the University, calling on the new leaders to reach out to other graduates of the University as to increase the numerical strength of the Alumni Association.

Also speaking, the Chairman of the Occasion, Prof. Franklin Nlerum said the theme of the Convention which is "Building Sustainable Alumni Membership" was carefully chosen to move the association to the next level.

Prof. Nlerum who is a member of the Association and currently the Provost of the Rivers State College of Health Science and Management Technology, stated that sustainability entails that leaders should seek for the good of the present and future generation of the association.

He advised members to make themselves available for mentoring of students of the University, adding that their wealth of experience will help to keep the students on the right path in their academic journey.

In his address, the outgone National President, Amb. Israel Egbunefu listed some of the achievements recorded during his tenure, which includes the design of a Website, Alumni Award for Best Graduating Student,  Full inauguration of the Lagos Branch and Set 98/99 and improved working relationship with the Management of the University.

In his acceptance speech, the National President, Prince Ayanate Kio thanked the Prof. Nwokah - led Electoral Committee for conducting a free, fair and transparent election, calling on those who were not successful at the polls to join hands with the executive council to provide effective service to the association.

Prince Kio stated that he will fulfill his manifesto by ensuring that his promise to deliver 12 projects is achieved.

The National Convention was well attended by Alumni delegates from Rivers, Bayelsa, Akwa Ibom, Imo, Abuja, Taraba and Lagos.