COVID-19, The Vice-Chancellor, Abia State University (ABSU), Professor O. M Ogbulu, has charged ABSU scientists and Senior Academics in the Faculty of Biological Sciences to intensify their research activities towards the discovery of the COVID-19 vaccine.
The vice-chancellor disclosed this when a delegation of senior academics from the Faculty of Biological Sciences paid him a courtesy call. In doing so, ABSU and the researchers would be positioned on the global map forever.
Ogbulu expressed confidence in the Faculty’s ability and quality that could join other researchers across the world to develop a new vaccine for the global scourge, Covid-19.
He thanked members of the Faculty for the visit, and their prayers for the administration, as well as the various staff unions of the University, for their understanding in suspending their strike to pave the way for the resumption of school, promising that he will not betray the confidence reposed in him.
Earlier, the leader of the delegation, and Dean of the Faculty, Professor S. N Umeham, in his remarks, explained that they came to congratulate the Vice-Chancellor on his appointment and to pledge their total support for the administration.
According to him, the Vice-Chancellor “is a distinguished Professor of Finance of royal descent who was part of planting the Uturu campus, having started his teaching career as an assistant lecturer from Aba campus.”
Also speaking, Professor C., While felicitating with the Vice-Chancellor, I Ogbonnaya, described him as a reputable administrator, having demonstrated his leadership qualities as DVC administration, and expressed confidence that he will take the University to new heights of glory.