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President Buhari Expressed Delight At First Black VC of Leeds University

President Buhari has expressed his utmost delight at the news of the appointment of Professor Charles Egbu, from Anambra State, as first black VC of Leeds Trinity University, United Kingdom.

The President felicitates with the academic vice chancellor, who currently is the first black person appointed helmsman of a ranked university in the United Kingdom, President Buhari urged him to continue to proudly hold the flag of Nigeria high in all his endeavours in the elevated position.

With wide experience as Pro-Chancellor at the University of East London, Dean of the School of Built Environment and Architecture at London South Bank University, and stints at University of Salford, University College London, Glasgow Caledonian University, Leeds Beckett University, among others, I have no doubt that you will acquit yourself creditably once again in this new assignment,” President Buhari said.

He also adds that Professor Egbu, a foremost Quantity Surveyor with 12 books and over 350 publications to his credit, is a worthy example of an industrious Nigerian, whom the younger generation should adopt as a role model.
President Buhari urges the new Vice Chancellor, who assumes office in November, to build on the strong foundations laid by his predecessors at the university, where he is equally an alumnus.

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