CRUTECH alumni inaugurates new executives
The Cross River University of Technology (CRUTECH) alumni association yesterday, December 12, 2019 inaugurated new executives to pilot the affairs of the association in the next four years.
The tenure of the former executives which came into office on the 12st of December 2015 ended yesterday after four years.
Consequently, the association held a national convention at Ugep, Yakur local government area of the state on Saturday 7st December where the new executives inaugurated yesterday were elected.
The low key inauguration which had in attendance notable stakeholders, CRUTECH Lecturers, other staff and well wishers held at the event hall of Canaan City hotel, Calabar.
The President, Mr. Eyam Abeng in his acceptance speech described the occasion as a special one stressing his excitement that the association was giving him and others another opportunity to continue to render quality services to the people.
Abeng said that “Today’s ceremony, however, has very special meaning because today we are not merely transferring power from one administration to another but marks another opportunity to consolidate on the gains of my first stint as President of this noble Association”.
He added that “The giant strides recorded in the first term speak eloquently and convey an exponential expression of the imminent deliverables this leadership will bring. The vision has always been to give back to our alma mater and society in general.
What truly matters is not who controls our government of Crutech Alumni Association but that this government is controlled by the people. This administration shall remain accessible to all and sundry in our quest for charting a new course for this noble Association”.
While appealing to aggrieved parties to sheath their swords and join his alliance to move the association forward, he pledged to among others complete the ongoing Alumni centre phase one.
“This leadership will seek to complete the ongoing CRUTECH Alumni Centre Phase One; SIWES Placement of our Students Today, Alumni Tomorrow; Human Capital Development of our Alumni Members through job placement and entrepreneurship; advance linkages with corporate bodies and philanthropists.
Build greater synergy, partnership and collaboration with donor agencies and development partners; create awareness campaigns against CRUTECH Land Encroachment; awareness campaigns against cultism and other vices that debase the moral fabric of society on our campuses and advocate for greater funding of Research and Development (R&D) of our alma mater in collaboration with renowned Research Institutions”, he said.
The President who dissolved the electoral and other committees, also formed some ad-hoc committees including Peace/Reconcilation with Pastor Clement Eno as Chairman, Constitution review Committee with Dr. (Barr) Ukam Ngwu as Chairman, Disciplinary Committee with Mr. Okpekor Okpa as Chairman.