The Chief Executive Officer of Atlas Oranto Oil Limited, Chief Arthur Eze has been appointed as the new Chancellor of Ebonyi State University (EBSU).
This is coming after the demise of the former Chancellor of the institution, Dr. Alex Ekwueme.
According to the News Agency (NAN), the executive governor of the Ebonyi state, David Umahi confirmed the appointment on Tuesday at the Akanu Ibiam International Conference Centre, Abakaliki during an official reception of the new Chancellor.
The governor described the new Chancellor as a highly detribalized Nigerian with unequalled philanthropic disposition.
He said Chief Eze played significant role towards the creation of the state and has continued to contribute to its political development which qualified him for the honor.
“When I called the Vice Chancellor of the University and called the Pro-Chancellor and inquired who we can make the chancellor following the death of Dr. Alex, may his soul rest in peace, they asked for some days to think about it.
“But when I suggested Arthur Eze, they all leaped for joy. All of them, including my cabinet members, the deputy governor, party people accepted.
“And when the Vice Chancellor went to the university to break the news, the students started singing and jubilating. Even the traditional rulers received the news with so much joy.
In his remark, Eze appreciated the governor and thanked everybody. He said he has built a very intimate relationship with the state over the years having being in the forefront of the agitation for the creation of the state.