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King David University best in Civil Engineering- Ebonyi Commissioner

By CHARLES ONYEKWERE

Ebonyi State Commissioner for trade and investment, Mrs Chioma Nweze has described the King David Umahi Federal University Uburu as the best in civil engineering.

She said the institution would continue to maintain its top position as the most significant institution in civil engineering.

Nweze, who made the assertion in Abakaliki, the Ebonyi state capital, noted the architectural prowess of Governor David Umahi, who pioneered the institution and engineered it.

“The institution is way beyond a constellation of architectural wonders, It’s a loud statement of hope in our decaying education sector.

“It bears Governor David Umahi’s vintage signature of excellence. You cannot visit this institution and entertain any doubt that Umahi is the indisputable King of Infrastructure”. Nweze said.

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She pointed out the concept of the institution as being modern and posh while stressing that it would compete favourably with best universities in the world.

She explained that the King David Umahi Federal University was built with Classrooms, staff quarters, air-conditioned hostels and laboratories fitted with the latest medical equipment to be among the best.

“In all ranking parameters, this university is a class apart from the rest. Not many Nigerians know the mighty acts of development being wrought by Umahi in Ebonyi.

“A civil engineer, he brings his professional mettle to bear on his job. He’s quick to remind you that he’s a civil engineer. It’s deliberate. As proof of his engineering prowess”.

Umahi had earlier maintained that the university, complete with its teaching hospital (specialist centres), was purpose-built to arrest capital flight through medical tourism in Nigeria.

He said his idea was to build a structure where the world would fly to Nigeria to seek medical attention, stressing that he wants the country to earn foreign exchange by becoming the preferred destination for those embarking on medical tourism from even as far as Europe, Asia and America.

“The gadgets tell the story better and most eloquently. This university can effectively handle and manage any ailment.

“It’s built for comfort; both for the students, lecturers (doctors) and other support staff. A recent tour of the university and interface with some staff doused every fear that Nigeria is irredeemable.

“In this varsity and through it, you could find a spark of hope, a strand of self-belief that all is not lost. Nigerians can still dream. Nigerians can still hope. Umahi has kindled the flame of hope, at least in medicare”. she explained.

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