Ogbonnaya Ikokwu, Umuahia
An alumnus of the Michael Okpara University of Agriculture, Umudike in Abia State Mr Okechukwu Ehiemere, has said the training he received from the institution prepared him for success in life, despite all odds.
Ehiemere, a graduate of chemistry from institution, who is currently a banker, spoke to our correspondent shortly after receiving an award of a distinguished alumni of the university on Friday.
The award recipient who is a successful banker, while commending the university management for counting him worthy for the honour, however dedicated it to his family, friends and class mates.
He advised students of the institution to be studious and take the advantage of their time on campus to acquire knowledge and skills that will be profitable for them in the future.
He said, “We were thought in Umudike as students that we could make it in life anywhere we find ourselves.
“MOUAU prepared us to be achievers in any Field of endeavours that we found ourselves, l decided to go into the banking sector and the rest is history.
“I appreciate the University management for this award,
it came to me as a big surprise, because I never expected it. I think I’m very humble to have been identified as someone who deserves this recognition from my alma mater.
“This award will challenge me to continue to do more to uplift the university’s name and I think all the members of my class in the university deserves this kind of award so I will dedicate it to them.
“I will want the under graduates here now to persevere and take one step at time and at the end they will be proud of the training and knowledge they are acquiring from this university.
“It will take them to the world stage, I will ask them not to give up because, success is just a few steps away”.