Umuada Igbo Nigeria and in Diaspora visits GOUNI

Umuada Igbo Nigeria and in Diaspora visits GOUNI

Godfrey Okoye University Enugu today, signed a memorandum of understanding with the Umuada Igbo Nigeria and in Diaspora for the building of the Umuada Igbo Nigeria and in Diaspora International Women Development Centre, Chair on Igbo Language and Culture, a Guest House and Event Centre.

The execution of the projects which are expected to commence in March this year will be sited at the main campus of the University at Ugwuomu.

The founder and President of the association, Lolo Kate Ezeofor who endorsed the documents for Umuada Igbo said the organisation would equally construct parking lots at strategic site of the University.

Lolo Ezeofor called for the introduction of physical and virtual teaching of Igbo Language in the institution to further promote the language.

“I wish to express the appreciation of Umuadaigbo to the management of the University for approving the collaboration and pledge that this organisation will not disappoint the University.

Responding, the Vice Chancellor of the University Rev. Fr. Prof. Christian Anieke said that any cultural group without the women at the centre will lose its identity.

Rev. Fr. Prof. Anieke explained that Godfrey Okoye University Enugu represents something new in the academia, stressing that the institution provides a space for the celebration of culture as the university has cultural dialogue as one of its three key points.

“Umuada Igbo represent the future of the Igbo culture and I call on all Igbo citizens to identify with the University as Umuada Igbo have done”.

Rev. Fr. Prof. Anieke expressed the belief that the projects will be completed in a standard that will last for generations.

The highpoint of the event was the adoption of the University’s Director for Gender Affairs, Dr. Mrs.  Pat. Allison as a member of Umuada Igbo Nigeria and in Diaspora.

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