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ASCETA boss, Nto, hands over, seeks support for Otti

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‘Nto commended the staff for their dedication and hardwork irrespective of the challenges of irregular payment of salaries’

By Fredrick Nwosu

The Provost of Abia State College of Education, Technical Arochukwu (ASCETA), Dr Philips Nto, has formally handed over the leadership of the institution to the Deputy Provost, Mr Ikechukwu Okorouga, while also appealing to the staff to support the Abia State Governor, Dr Alex Otti.

Nto, who spoke during the hand-over ceremony, said that the new governor needed the support and prayers of the people because of the enormous challenges before him.

Nto, a former commissioner for finance, expressed confidence on the ability Governor Otti to administer the state well, pleaded with him to pay special attention to ASCETA in his developmental programmes.

The outgoing provost said that he was fulfilled after giving his best to the college in the last seven years.

He said that he transformed the college especially in academics and infrastructure, stressing that it was ready to be converted to a university.

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Nto also described the Acting Provost, Mr Ikechukwu Okorouga, as a consummate academic and astute administrator, who would consolidate on the achievements he recorded.

Nto commended the staff for their dedication and hardwork irrespective of the challenges of irregular payment of salaries.

He urged them to extend the same level of support to his successor and wished them and the college well in the years ahead.

In his remarks, the acting Provost said that the college would miss Nto for his religious zeal in the development of ASCETA.

He pledged to follow the footsteps of his prediccessor to ensure the consolidation of the achievements already recorded in staff development and Infrastructural growth.

Okorouga pledged his loyalty to the administration of Dr  Otti, and urged all staff to rededicate themselves to duties as the new government was poised to attend to their welfare.

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