By; KATO P. LADAN, Kaduna
The National Association of Polytechnic Students (NAPS) has described Greenfield University Kaduna as the fastest growing private tertiary instituition in Nigeria.
In view of that, NAPS national executives stormed the city campus of Greenfield on Friday September 28, where two awards were presented to the Pro Chancellor, Engineer Simon Nwakacha (Onwa of Umueri).
At the presentation ceremony, NAPS President, Sunday Asuku said that the Senate of the association met and after brainstorming, arrived at giving Greenfield University the award.
Presenting the award, NAPS President, represented by Comrade Ridwan Opeyemi said that, “We want to say a big thank you again, for your service delivery.
“We symphatise with the instituition for having to relocate to a temporary location from its main campus.
“Apart from the award to the Pro Chancellor, we are also presenting a certificate of credence to Greenfield University as the Fastest Growing Private Tertiary Instituition in Nigeria,” he said.
Earlier in the introductory remarks, Asst Secretary General NAPS,
Comrade Mubarak Abdulganiyu said that no fewer than 21.8m membership strength NAPS are committed to recognizing individuals and institutions that contribute positively to nation building.
“We deem it fit to say Engineer Nwakacha is a Nigerian that does not discriminate, owing to the fact that his staff comprise of various ethnic group and religions.
“One other reason we decided to honour you today is for your open door policy.
“We believe products of these instituition will be exceptional as they graduate into the labour market.
“These are the kind of people that the government should be giving award for his patriotic zeal, not those that have contributed little or nothing to Nigeria’s unity and development,” he said.
Speaking further, he said that it is heart warming to note that the relationship of Engineer Nwakacha with the host community is also highly commendable.
“We are impressed that in the university’s Senate Building, the portrait of the Emir of Zazzau is standing tall. If it is others, you would see them promoting regional and religious bigotry, but this is one Nigerian that stands out,” he said.
Pro Chancellor Greenfield University, Engineer Simon Nwakacha (Onwa of Umueri) in his response, said that he is excited to know they chose him as worthy of the award.
In his vote of thanks, Dr. Valentine Nwakacha a son to the pro chancellor who is also one of the Deans at the university, said that his dad is committed to ensuring that the university reaches its full potentials.
“The future is bright for Greenfield University. I assure if you come back here in the future, you would see great changes.
“We thank you for your recognition of the Pro Chancellor and the university,” he said.