House of Representatives Member-elect, Bendel Federal Constituency, Hon. Benjamin Kalu is to be honoured with the award of Distinguished Alumnus of the University of Calabar (UNICAL), his alma mater which is to held on the 5th of July, 2019.
In a letter signed by the Dean of Faculty of Law of the institution, Prof. Michael Okom, Hon. Kalu who finished from the university in 1998 after dropping an outstanding research work on “Oil spillage and the victim’s right; the Legal perspective”, was described as a worthy Ambassador of the university.
Report revealed that Kalu confirmed receiving the letter and thanked the university especially the Faculty of Law under Prof. Okom for introducing many innovations in the way things are done in the faculty.
“I am proud of how dynamic the faculty has evolved. The class of ’98 of which I am one, have identified with Prof. Okom’s visions and determined to support them becoming a mission,” Kalu stated.
Referring to the viral successful outing of UNICAL Law students who recently won the African regional oral rounds of the Manfred Lachs Space Law moot court completion which took place in South Africa, Kalu said, “I thank the students who have raised the banner of our reputation in the last successful international moot court trial as I hope to support them in the coming event in the US”.
“This award is a recognition for taking giant strides in life while remaining a worthy Ambassador of UNICAL and especially the Faculty of Law. It is with every amount of humanity and high sense of responsibility that I accept the invitation to be honored with the Distinguished Alumnus Award,” he added.