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BREAKING:  jubilant students, staff welcome FUTO VC after Abia assignment

by OkeomaNews

Thousands of students and staff of the Federal University of Technology, Owerri, Imo State, on Tuesday came out in thousands to welcome their Vice Chancellor, Prof Nnennaya Oti.

She was welcomed  back to the school with a heroic celebration after she served as the State Retuning officer for the Abia State governorship election which held on March 18.

The VC was quoted to had said at the state collation office in Umuahia, during the election that as a mother and pastor she won’t comprise the process.

She went on to declare Alex Otti of the Labour Party the Governor – Elect of Abia State, after the contentious results from the Obingwa Local Government Area was subjected to BVAS review by the Independent National Electoral Commission’s staff in Abuja.

Returning to the school for the first time since after the assignment, students and staff of FUTO, trooped out in large numbers to welcome her.

Describing her as the “heroine of our democracy” many struggled to beat the crowd to either touch, shake or huge her.

Some others rolled out drums, sang and spread wrappers on the ground in her honour.

Thousands of students intercepted her convey, sang and called her ” a mother with the heart of gold.”

Not even her security aides could stop the jubilant students and staff from having a glimpse of her.

The visibly joyous Oti returned the kind gesture with smiles, waving as her motorcade mingled through the crowd.

Her office complex called the Senate House, was besieged by students and staff who sang songs of celebration.

A student who gave her name simply as Joy said ” we are here to welcome our big mummy. The heroine of our democracy. Her role in the Abia State governorship election will forever be remembered for good in the history of our democracy. Where other professors went and failed, our erudite and integrity personified vice Chancellor distinguished herself.

“Personally as a student of this institution I feel very proud of her accomplishments. She has put our university in the international news for the good reason. As a girl I am proud that it took just a woman, a mother of inestimable value to prove to the world that not all Nigerians are corrupt.”

A staff of the university said ” the FUTO Community is very proud of what she did in Abia State. She went there and exhibited the incorruptible nature of our university. Everybody is joyous, highly proud of her unquestionable characters. Characters of integrity, justice, fairness and honesty. The Vice Chancellor has done our school proud and she deserves every honour she is getting today.”

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