Stop cursing Nigeria, pray for our leaders, there’s hope- Ekwunife


The Director General of South-East Governors’ Forum, Senator Uche Ekwunife, has expressed optimism that Nigeria will be great again.

Ekwunife stated this on Friday while commissioning a skill acquisition and training centre she built at Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka, Anambra State.

Stating the power of positive thinking,the immediate past senator for Anambra Central Senatorial District, asked Nigerians to stop cursing their country and leaders, but rather pray and confess positively.

She said her decision to build the biggest skill acquisition centre in Unizik was informed by her desire to build human resources.

She said,”The Bible says catch them young for Christ. When God gives you opportunity to serve just remember there is God.”

She said the centre contained nine training offices, big conference halls amongst others while stating that training would be in tailoring, baking, etc.

She said the place, like any other government structure should be safeguarded, adding that security should be everybody’s business.


” Security is everybody’s business. The VC can’t be working to attract development here only for such things to be vandalized. Security is everybody’s business.

“Let’s stop cursing our country. Pray for the leaders. A lot of good things are being put in place to better Nigeria. Nigeria is working. Let’s pray for our President, Ahmed Bola Tinubu, the wife, our Vice President and our leaders. Let’s stop cursing our country and leaders. When our parents are not doing it well, do we curse our parents?” ,,

She commended the outgoing Vice Chancellor of the University, Prof Charles Esimone for his selfless service and urged public office holders to always be conscious of life after leaving office.

She said,“I am always proud of you, VC. What is happening here today is a testimony of your selfless service to this great institution. You did well and that is why we are saying that anytime you get opportunity to serve the people, serve them well because you don’t know when such opportunity will come again”

“You started strongly and you are ending strong. During your five years as VC, there were no riots and bad events in the school and that shows you served very well,” Ekwunife stated.


Meanwhile, Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka has moved to 1,500 place in the recent World University Ranking.

Deputy Vice Chancellor, Administration, Unizik, Prof Joseph Ikechebelu disclosed this while addressing the university community during the commissioning of modern Skill Acquisition Centre attracted by Senator Uche Ekwunife.

Ikechebelu said the school took a quantum leap from being 4497 to 1,500 place in the recent ranking.

He said the ranking went through thorough global assessment of all the Universities in the world, adding that the administration of the outgoing Vice Chancellor made it possible.

Ikechebelu said,“From the recent ranking, it shows that something impactful is happening in Unizik for the university to take a leap from 4,497 to 1,500 spot at the world University ranking that followed all global assessment”

Speaking, the outgoing VC commended Ekwunife for all she had done for the university and Anambra Central Senatorial District when she was in the Senate, describing her as a great woman of substance and a sister.

By Ifeizu Joe

Ifeizu is a seasoned journalist and Managing Editor of TheRazor. He has wide knowledge of Anambra State and has reported the state objectively for over a decade.

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