Stakeholders Praise Ekwunife for Solar Cosmic Lab Project in Anambra (Photos) – Igbere TV
Stakeholders from the Nnamdi Azikiwe Awka University Community in Anambra State praised the efforts of the Senator representing Anambra Central, Senator Uche Ekwunife, which resulted in the ongoing construction of an Ultra Solar Cosmic Laboratory modern located in the university.
The university community led by the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academics), Professor Frederick Odibo, who represented the University’s Vice-Chancellor, Professor Charles Esimone, gave praise on Tuesday during an inspection visit to the construction of the facility by a delegation led by Senator Ekwunife who was also represented by his legislative assistant, the Honorable Ifeyinwa Chinwuko.
The project is part of many infrastructure works and interventions accelerated by Ekwunife during his tenure in the Senate during the 9th Assembly.
Professor Charles, in his remark, appreciated Senator Ekwunife for bringing the lab to the university. According to him, the project will be of great service to the institution, especially with regard to research in the fields of physics and engineering.
Professor Odibo, on behalf of the Vice-Chancellor, delivered a message of goodwill on behalf of the University community to the Federal Legislator, appreciating her for her good works at the University and beyond.
Ekwunife, in an address through her representative, said she had accelerated the project to improve cosmic ray research and development in the Southeast region.
Ekwunife maintained that with eventual competition from the project, there will be improved research and development of solar energy products in the Southeast region and the country as a whole.
The 2023 senatorial candidate from the People’s Democratic Party added that due to the poor state of electricity supply in the country with the development of solar energy, over reliance on hydroelectricity and power plants fuel for electricity will be reduced.
The Chairman of the Senate Committee on Science and Technology said;
“As Nigeria continues to face challenges in the electricity sector and environmental pollution due to emissions from power plants, solar energy will improve access to clean and affordable energy for poor communities. .
“When this laboratory is completed and equipped, it is believed that the production of solar energy products and power generation plants will be fabricated to accelerate the transition to solar energy to help diversify Nigeria’s energy portfolio and reduce high electricity bills. It could also end reliance on fossil fuels, which comes with associated challenges such as pollution from flaring and spills.
In a previous remark, the student community through its Student Union Government President Comrade Charles Ijeoma described the project as outstanding, applauding Ekwunife for bringing the lab to the institution.
He said that students will be the main beneficiaries of the projects while appreciating Senator Ekwunife on behalf of university students.
Others present include a member of the university’s board of trustees, Professor Meschach Umenweke; Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Administration), Professor Joseph Ikechebelu; Physical Planning Board Director, Engr Ralph Okeke, Vice President of Accountants Association of Anambra State Branch, Professor Pius Okoye, State Coordinator of PDP Student Federation of State Chapter of Anambra ‘Anambra, Chris Onwa Maju, among others.