The Rector of the Maritime Academy of Nigeria, Commodore Duja Effedua (Rtd) has lauded an ex-cadet of the Academy, Mr Ezihe Emmanuel for his generous donation of Nautical Science books and reading texts towards the development of his Alma Mater. He made this known while receiving the ex-cadet in his office on Wednesday, 5th August 2020.
In his remarks, Effedua expressed his joy and surprise at the initiative of the Ex-cadet. He described the actions of Ezihe as “a welcome development and an initiative that other alumni should emulate”.
The elated Chief Executive thanked Ezihe and said that the donation of the books to the academy was timely, given that the Academy is constantly working towards meeting international best practices in maritime education and training.
Ezihe, who graduated from the department of Nautical Sciences in 2009, thanked the Management for the gratitude his donation was met with. He adds, “It was my way of contributing to the overwhelming development that is on-going in the Academy. I heard so many wonderful things about my Alma mater, cadets receiving free laptops, free certification courses and so on and I decided that I want to be a part of this. I never expected to be rewarded, I believe in what is right and that is exactly what I did”.
As part of immortalising Ezihe’s efforts, the rector has named a hostel block after him and has also offered the ex-cadet automatic employment, to enable him contribute more to the development of the Academy.
By Public Affairs Department