Nnmadi Azikiwe University (UNIZIK), Pro-Chancellor and 9th chairman of the Governing Council, Prof. Sulyman Alege Kuranga had on Saturday inaugurated the UNIZIK Business School (UBS) Board.
Addressing newsmen during the event which took place at the boardroom, Unizik Business school, the Pro-Chancellor Prof. Sulyman Alege Kuranga expressed happiness with the innovations that have become the hallmark of UBS. He stated that the assemblage of these business leaders who have graciously accepted to serve on the BoD of UBS bears eloquent testimony to the acceptability of UBS as one of the fastest growing brands as far as Business Schools are concerned in Nigeria.
Kuranga charged the board members to perform with integrity, credibility and consistency as this will bring out the best the institution want to be and also prepare UBS for competitiveness in the global market place.
In his address, the Vice-Chancellor, Prof Esimone stated that in pursuit of the philosophy of the institution anchored on self-reliance, discipline and excellence, the mantra of UNIZIK Business School is to develop leaders and transforming businesses. While adding that UBS do not teach only to equip a coterie of business leaders, but do mobilize latent business into kinetic action towards activating their potentials and positioning them into greater profitability by molding them into modern business persons with cutting edge expertise.
Esimone said the UBS will commence accreditation process with Association of African Business School (AABS) and is poised with its intention to build a 5000-capacity auditorium, a 50-100 or more capacity guest house which the institution intend to outsource to such hotel chain franchise as Hilton, Best Western, Swiss Golden Tulip or Le Meridien.
In his response, the Co-Chairman of the UBS, Dr. ABC Orjiakor eulogized the Vice-Chancellor for taken a businesslike approach and expressing an absolute confidence that the UBS will not just be the best in Nigeria, Africa and but hopefully the globe.
However, Members of the UNIZIK Business School Board are the Co-Chairman, Dr. ABC Orjiakor, Chairman, Seplat Petroleum Development Company PLC; Dr. Okey Anueyiagu, Dr. Okey Anueyiagu Foundation; Dr. Chidi Anyaegbu MFR, CEO Chisco Group Ltd; Dr. Cosmas Maduka CON, Coscharis Group Ltd; Dr. Clement Nwogbo, CEO M-P Infrastructures Ltd; Prof. Pat Utomi, Founder/CEO Centre for Value in Leadership; Dr. Poly Emenike MON, Chairman/CEO Neros Pharmaceuticals Ltd; Dr. Stanley Uzochukwu, Chairman/CEO, Stanel Group and Dr. Ifeanyi Odii, President/CEO Ultimus Holdings.
Also present at the event were the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic), Prof. Frederick Odibo; Provost, College of Post Graduate Studies, Engr. Prof. Philo Igbokwe; Director, UBS, Prof. Emmanuel Okoye, Deputy Director, UBS, Dr. Chinedu Onyeizugbe and University Orator, Prof. Chike Okoye.