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October 16, 2013

MUAA’s Award/ Magazine launch: Prominent Nigerians storm event (Photos)

Splendour and glamour were the summary of the story as Madonna University Alumni Association (MUAA) launched the maiden edition of its magazine, MUAA Magazine at the Ladi Kwali Hall, Sheraton Hotels and Towers Abuja.
 The event which also saw the honouring of some deserving Nigerians and alumni held on October 12, 2013 with guest drawn from every part of the country and beyond.
 The awe inspiring event was co-anchored by Collins Adeyemi and Nollywood actress, Dorothy Njemanze.
Guests at the event include, the Vice Chancellor, Madonna University, Prof Chuks E. Ezedum; Mr Sam Oye, president, Springtime Leadership International Foundation; Abdullahi Majeed, President National Youth Council of Nigeria; and Chief Engr Isaac Iwuoha, Chairman Lobic Group.
Others are Dr. Katch Ononuju; Chief Rex Onyeabor, former PDP National Secretary; Mr Fowore, DG Citizen and Leadership Training Centre; Former Miss Nigeria 2012, Sylvia Edem-Emechete and other beauty queens amongst other guests.

 In a welcome address presented by the Association President, Mr. Chima Achu, he thanked those who despite their tight schedules created time to grace the occasion, explaining that the aim of the Association was to foster Unity and progress amongst members. He said that membership of the Association was only possible if one is a graduate of Madonna University, but however asserted that one can equally be a member by Association.
Speaking on the award ceremony, Mr. Achu affirmed that the Association, after having considered the various roles of its members and other individuals who have contributed exceedingly towards the development of Madonna University and the society, has decided to recognize and honour them.  He stressed that the Alumni body would continue to adhere to its focal objective in all its activities. He also thanked the organizing committee and members of the public for their various roles towards the success of the event.
“Today’s event is an opportunity for us to celebrate some of our members and  members of the Nigerian society who have distinguished themselves. MUAA magazine is a platform that will give the association a voice in the society” Chima added.
 The National President further affirmed that the association as a world-class university alumni body, was driven by shared commitment to excellence, with the mission to promote the career prospects of members and the future development of the Alma Mater.
 In a heart-melting speech by the National Youth Council President, Comrade Abdulahi Majeed, he thanked Madonna University for opening up the educational sector through its establishment as the first private university in Nigeria.
 Abdulmajeed said the emergence of Private Universities in Nigeria has opened up the educational sector and had produced quality graduates for the enhancement of the nation's economy and its workforce. He lamented that out of the 70 million Nigerian youth that he represents, half of them were idling away, as the nation's federal universities are shutdown due to the ongoing ASUU strike. He stressed that students of private universities have continued to enjoy strike-free academic careers, while their counterparts in public Universities continue to lament over incessant strikes. He appealed to ASUU and the Federal Government to call off its lingering strike in order to avoid mass uprising.
 Meanwhile, out of six categories of awards, two alumni, Barr. Tonye Rex Idaminabo and former National President, Prince Victor Imoru were both honoured with MUAA Distinguished Alumni Award and MUAA Leadership Award respectively, while a former Attorney General and Minister of Justice,  Mr Micheal O. Fawole was honoured with MUAA Distinguished Citizens Award.
 Other award recipients include, former governor of Anambra State, Dr Chukwuemeka Ezeife, CON who received MUAA Lifetime Achievement Award; Nze Chris Obinna Aharanwa,  MUAA Professional Award and Chief Akin Olujinmi, CON,SAN, MUAA Public Service Award.
 Other highlights of the event were the actual launch of MUAA Magazine and a mini-documentary showcasing the beauty and splendour of Madonna University.
See more photos after the cut..

Writer: Adoyi Ali

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