Richard Ginika Izuora
As part of activities lines up to celebrate Ambrose Alli University (AAU) Ekpoma, 40 years anniversary, the institution’s Warri, branch of the Alumni Assocation has nominated the Deputy Governor of Delta State, Barrister Kingsley Burutu, Otuaro, the State House of Assembly Speaker RT Honourable Sheriff Oborevwori and Chief James Augoye, the Honourable Commissioner for Works, Delta State into the institution’s hall of fame.
The recommendation was made by the Chairman of the Warri branch of the AAU Alumni association, Pastor Joseph Obaro Ikupa, he disclosed this to our correspondent recently in an exclusive interview at Ozoro, Isoko North Local Government Area, of Delta State.
Pastor Ikupa who is a Principal lecturer at the Delta State Polytechnic. Ozoro, now Delta State University of Science and Technology disclosed that the Ambrose Alli University (AAU) at 40 years has reached a milestone in its achievements and is therefore worthy of celebration.
“As part of activities to mark the celebration, some distinguished alumni of the institution will be inducted into its hall of fame, and as Chairman of the Warri chapter he has recommended the Delta State Deputy Governor, who himself is a member Board of Trustees of the Alumni Association, the Speaker Delta State House of Assembly (DTHA), who has done so much to promote the image of the university and to assist the alumni association, especially the Warri chapter to which he belongs in all her activities for induction”, he said.
Other notable alumni recommended from the Warri branch includes Chief Dr. Ebenezer Okorodudu who is a two times Commissioner in Delta State, and Chief of Staff to the Speaker DTHA, Rev Francis Ejiroghene Waive, former Students Union Government (SUG) President Edo State University (EDSU) now Ambrose Alli University (AAU) Ekpoma, Chief James Augoye, Honourable Commissioner, in Delta State, Member Federal House of Representatives, Abuja, who is Chairman of the House Committee on Electricity, as well as Chief Vincent Oyibode Commissioner in Delta State Oil producing Development Commission (DESOPADEC).
Ikupa said their recommendation is due to their diligence and support for the Alumni association and by extension the University generally.
He disclosed that the institution would be celebrating its 40 years anniversary in June this year.
Other distinguished alumni to be inducted in dude Ama Etuwswe SAN and John Aikpokpo Martis Esq, who is the first Vice President of Nigeria Bar Association (NBA).
He disclosed that these recommendations were made to the AAU at 40 planning committee recently when the group called on the Chairman, ward chapter to send names to be included in the institution’s hall of fame to the inaugurated soon.