The Rivers State
Government has declared that the appointment of Prof Rosemund Dienye Green-Osahogulu as the first Vice Chancellor of Ignatus Ajuru University of Education, Port Harcourt is by pure merit.
Rivers State governor, Rt Hon Rotimi Chibuike Amaechi made the declaration yesterday at a special thanksgiving ceremony organised in honour of the Vice Chancellor of the university, Prof Rosemund Dienye Green-Osahogulu for her appointment as substantive Vice Chancellor of the institution at the Chapel of Transfiguration, Rumuolumeni.
The governor who was represented at the event by Evangelist Sam Eke noted that though there were pressures from several quarters against her appointment but that after all due considerations devoid of ethnicity, politics, religion and gender, she came out top and the government had no reason not to approve her appointment.
According to the governor,” the VC was found very transparent in all her track records,” and expressed the hope that if the Vice Chancellor continued the way she was going, her services would not end at state level but would get to the national level and possibly above.
Governor Amaechi who commended the VC for her hard work and transparency which he said led to the transformation of the institution and enjoined the staff and students of the IAUE to co-operate with her to achieve her maximum target.
Evangelist Eke, however, promised to inform the governor of the deplorable state of Iwofe road and expressed hope that the governor being a lover of high standard would take steps to ensure the road was rehabilitated.
He further disclosed that like the VC of the Rivers State University of Science and Technology, Nkolu Oroworukwo, Prof Barineme Fakae, the AIEU had transformed the institution in the area of infrastructure and academic standard hence would not be influenced by unnecessary Nigerian factors but to approve such appointments.
In similar manner, Most Reverend Ignatius Kattey (JP) hailed the VCof IAUE, Prof Green-Osahogulu for her transparency saying,”fromwhat I’ve have read and also seen, you have done very well.
The Most Revered who expressed delight at the high performance of the VC maintained that with the enviable track record in infrastructural development and academic standard, the state and the nation at large would have many things to remember her for many years after she left office.
In her speech, the VC narrated her experiences over the appointment said it was by the unabaised action of the governor and the mercy of God that she emerged top in all the processes that saw her through.
She said it got to a stage, she almost lost hope because she neither knew the governor nor his wife and that she refused to reach out to them for help but of all that travails, the governor approved her appointment, “that’s why I belief that Governor Amaechi is passionate about merit and transparency, hence I respect him”, she said.
Prof Green-Osahogulu stated that she was delighted that her appointment came the very way of did and promised to continue to do her best for the state and Nigeria.
The event was attended by who is who in the state particularly the academic sector saw all celebrate with the first female Vice Chancellor of the state for making the state and the nation especially the women folk proud.
The Rivers State