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MOUAU appoints Nto as director of Agribusiness Centre

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‘Since the credibility of the university’s academic programme depends on the directorates,  Nto should adhere to the highest academic standards to make the centre one of the best’

By Sunday Imo

The Management of Michael Okpara University of Agriculture, Umudike (MOUAU) has appointed Dr Philips Nto as the director of Agribusiness Incubation Centre.

Nto has also promised to ensure that the centre emerges the best in its enterprise.

The appointment, makes him a member of the university’s Senate and Management, which is for a period of two years, took effect from January 01, 2024.

In a letter signed by the university Registrar, Dr Nkeiruka C Mbanasor, Nto would be “responsible to the Vice Chancellor for coordination, administration and the routine running of the centre for the achievement of its mandate.”

The mandate as listed in the letter include,  “To serve as a practical knowledge hub, where the best practical skills, processes and products can be acquired.

“To promote value addition across agricultural value chain.

“To provide information on investment opportunities  that improve Agribusiness planning and implementation.

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“To liaise with Ministries of Agriculture and related fields to promote Agribusiness teaching, learning and practice.”

The letter stated that since the credibility of the university’s academic programme depends on the directorates,  Nto should adhere to the highest academic standards to make the centre one of the best.

In his acceptance letter, Dr Philips Nto who is  the immediate past Provost of Abia State College of Education, Technical, Arochukwu,  and former Commissioner for Finance in the state, expressed appreciation to the Vice Chancellor, Prof Maduebibisi Iwe, for finding him worthy to head the Agribusiness Incubation Centre.

Nto said that having served the university in various capacities in the past, he would apply the same zeal, energy  commitment and resources to ensure the centre emerges the best.

He promised to ensure that the confidence reposed in him by the management of the university was not misplaced by serving to the best of his ability and expertise.

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