UNIPORT Honours Rotimi Amaechi, Describes Him As A Nation Builder (Photos)

The Management, Staff and Students of the University of Port Harcourt
have commended the former Governor of Rivers State and Minister of
Transportation, Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi for his contributions to nation
building.

The school also thanked the Minister for his donations and the impact made during his tenure as Governor of the State.

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Speaking
at the 2019 University of Port Harcourt International Conference on
Language and Literature, with the theme, “Language, Literature and
Governance: The African Experience”, held at the school premises,
Thursday, Acting Vice Chancellor, Prof.Hakeem Fawhemi, said Amaechi’s
contributions to the school was remarkable.

Welcoming the
Minister to the university, Fawhemi said, as Governor, Amaechi made
contributions that improved on the overall well being of the University.

“Your
name must be mentioned towards the growth and development of this
University. We are happy to have you as our guest and a formidable
Alumnus, one of the major benefactors of the University. The University
community is indeed elated to have you in our midst. We are proud that
you have a deep sense of commitment to the University of Port Harcourt.”

“For
us this is another home coming because we know the formidable role you
played as a student and as a Speaker of the Rivers State House of
Assembly and then later as the Governor of Rivers State.”

“It’s
common knowledge that you have made so many donations to the University
of Port Harcourt, and we are still tapping from your milk of kindness.
We are aware that the English House, the faculty building and many
others were donated by you,” he said.

Responding, Amaechi said,
“I am glad to associate with my alma- mater and I will be glad to
associate with the English department. What makes a University is the
quality of academic staff and I believe that you should source for
them.”

Amaechi who also acknowledged the role played by lecturers
in human capital development, advised students to always pay back to
their teachers in good coin.

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