“The highly prestigious University of Ibadan Alumni Association (UIAA) Asaba Chapter’s Annual Public Service Lecture is a big deal and those in the public service world places enormous value on the event because of its robust nature and content”.

This was stated by Dr. (Mrs.) Felicia Adun, FNES JP, Chairman, University of Ibadan Alumni Association (UIAA), Asaba Chapter, while briefing journalists today on the readiness of the Chapter’s 2022 Annual Public Service Lecture in Asaba, the Delta State capital.

Prof. Paul O Omaji

Dr Adun disclosed that the 2022 UIAA Annual Public Service Lecture, with the theme: “REVITALIZING UNIVERSITY EDUCATION: The Leadership Question”, would be delivered by the Vice Chancellor of Admiralty University of Nigeria (ADUN), Professor Paul O. Omaji, under the distinguished Chairmanship of Dr. Mordi Ononye, Hon. Commissioner for Health, Delta State, and would be moderated by Hon Omordi George Ugbomah, former Chairman, Board of Governing Council, Delta state Polytechnic Ogwashi-uku.

The date for the lecture which has been slated to hold at The Press Center, Government House, Asaba is Thursday, June 23, 2022.

According to the Chairman of the Asaba Chapter of the UIAA, the Special Guest of Honour is His Excellency, Senator (Dr.) Arthur Ifeanyi Okowa, Governor, Delta State, while guest of honour is His Excellency, Dcn. (Barr.) Kingsley Burutu Otuaro, Deputy Governor, Delta State.

She added that the Royal Father Of the Day would be Obi Chief P. I. G. Onyeobi, The Iyasere of Asaba and the Spiritual Father of the Day is Rev’d. Can. Prof. Akpodiete, O. J, Vicar, Chapel Of The Resurrection, Dennis Osadebe University (DOU) Asaba.

Dr. (Mrs.) Felicia Adun, who called on the public to attend the lecture, according to her, it promises to be quite educating and informative. She admonished that alumni should remember their alma mater with a view to assisting the school that made them.

“The relationship between old students and their former schools is analogous to the relationship between a father and his children. When the father is old, the children come back to assist. This is an open invitation to all UI alumni in the Delta State to grace this year’s Public Service Lecture. Alumni can as well bring their spouses and children to the occasion. They should know that they are obligated to remember the university that made them. So they are expected at this Annual Public Service Lecture”. The former University of Ibadan lecturer who just retired as a Permanent Secretary in the Delta State Civil Service added.

While enjoining members of the association to be very committed towards the success of the lecture, she noted that UIAA, the alumni body of the foremost and greatest citadel of learning, was their pride.

“Let us lift the banner of UIAA high with pride and dignity. Every UI alumnus should get involved in the forthcoming Public Service Lecture.

“God bless you all,” said the Asaba Chapter’s Chairman of the UIAA.