By AFAM Echi
More feathers were on Thursday added to the cap of the Federal Polytechnic Nekede Rector, Rev Engr Dr. Michael C. Arimanwa when he received an award of honour for his outstanding leadership qualities by a group of journalists.
The Association of Mbaitoli Journalists led by Comrade Chidiebere Iwuoha had paid the Rector a courtesy call during which period they spared time to honour him with a Certificate in recognition of the exemplary leadership he has demonstrated which has brought peace and calm, improved the welfare and cemented good relationship among the various sectors in the school.
Iwuoha informed that his group seeks to identify with their sons and daughters wherever they are holding leadership position with a view to partnering with them for a support that will enable them achieve their leadership dreams.
In his words, ‘we usually monitor our people in leadership positions, draw their attention to any wrong actions, and commend them when they are doing well because their success or failures will reflect on Mbaitoli as a local government. You are now our project.’’
Arimanwa who hails from Obazu Mbieri in Mbaitoli assumed leadership of the institution in less than a year but was identified to have continued with completion of some of the projects left by his predecessor among other achievements.
After apologizing for an earlier botched appointment, the number one citizen of the institution expressed gratitude to the journalists for the manner they had reported the school so far. He however cautioned on the menace of social media thrives on falsehood and raising of unnecessary alarm most of the time..
The Mbieri born Engineer who is also an alumnus of the school expressed joy that he has his own people now who will help him to straighten out issues in terms of information management.
On the requests by the journalists to support the sons and daughters of the local government in terms of admission and employment, the Rector said that any of the people who qualifies and meets the standard requirement and cut off marks will not be denied any admission or his due.
He advised the journalists to be pain staking in doing their jobs adding that most of the issues experienced around the school relating to the students are caused by non-students who hang around to deceive serious students.
The Rector advised his guests that more than anything they should pray for him, provide him advise where necessary and reach him to clear any doubt. The vote of thanks was given by the Librarian Dr Chris Enyia who expressed gratitude on behalf of the Council, Management, Staff and Students of the school for honouring the school. The school bursar Chief A N Obi was also present at the occasion.