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  • 2021-01-29 15:18:52


The Vice Chancellor of the University of Calabar, Prof Florence Banku Obi has stated that diligence is a major criterion for any staff to be selected and recommended for a higher position in the institution.

 Prof. Florence Obi made the statement while receiving a delegation of Abon Bakor, Ogoja Community in UNICAL that paid her a courtesy visit in the Vice Chancellor’s conference room.

She said no ‘high’ position is exclusively reserved for staff of a particular community but that individual staff that have proven their worth by dint of hard work will merit it.

Prof Florence Obi urge members of the Abon Bakor Community in the institution who want to aspire to the top echelon of management to embrace the values of industry, honesty, patience alongside planning, focus, sacrifice, mentoring and respect for seniority in their given profession.

Prof Obi said it was most unfair for communities to be crying of marginalization when there is no serving qualified staff from their group to fill an existing vacancy in a particular office. In her words “appointment of staff is based on capacity, not on tribe nor relationship”.

She welcomed the delegation from Abon Bakor and appreciated them for identifying with her administration and called on them to jointly improve the fortunes of the institution while assuring that the administration will not fail even in the face of difficulty while trusting God to triumph.

Speaking earlier, the leader of the delegation, Kate Agbor congratulated Prof. Florence Obi for emerging as the Vice Chancellor of the institution hinting that the purpose of the visit was to identify with her and partner with her administration   to see that Unical becomes more visible in the comity of varsities.

The leader thanked the Vice Chancellor for the appointment of the substantive Director of works, Engr. Alaga who is of the Abon Bakor community in Unical and pledge the group’s intent to give selfless service to her administration.

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