Obi’s Love For Good Society Exemplary – Dominican University VC
The Vice Chancellor of Dominican University, Ibadan, Oyo State, Prof Anthony Akinwale, has described PDP’s Former Vice Presidential Candidate, Mr Peter Obi, as a lover of good society saying that he shows interest in the critical areas required to build a good society which, according to him, are education, health and poverty alleviation.
Akinwale, who spoke to journalists in Ibadan when Obi led a team of the university’s Governing Council to pay courtesy to the Oyo State Governor, Seyi Makinde, said Obi’s legacies in education, health and contributing to economic growth remained outstanding and exemplary.
He revealed that Obi, who is the Pro Chancellor of Dominican University, has always worked for the interest of the university.
Speaking during the meeting of the University’s Governing Council with Governor Makinde, Prof Akinwale said that the Dominican Order of Preachers had established different Universities in every continent of the world, since 1901, when the first Dominican University was established.
Akinwale revealed that Dominican University, Ibadan, is the first Dominican University in African continent, and that all their undergraduate courses had been fully accredited by the National Universities Commission (NUC). He also said that their hospital, St Dominic’s Catholic Hospital in Ibadan, is the biggest hospital managed by the Dominican Sisters and serves humanitarian purposes.
In his response, Governor Makinde assured of a continual partnership between the Church and the State. He said that he was born in a Catholic hospital and had always supported Church institutions.
The Governor appreciated the fact that the University is a non profit organisation and assured of government’s support. He noted also that the choice of the Dominican Order of Preachers to establish in Ibadan, their first University in Africa, shows the love they have for the State and assured that the state will protect their interests.
Appreciating Makinde for his warm reception, Obi urged Makinde to remain committed to investments in education and health as they remain the most critical areas of development of any nation.