By Okechukwu Onuegbu
The Vice Chancellor, Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka (NAU), Prof. Charles Esimone, Tuesday, vowed to sustain what he called a symbiotic relationship existing between the citadel of learning and the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) Anambra State council.
According to Esimone, the relationship had been the major reason behind the success stories of his administration as the university Vice Chancellor.
Esimone was speaking when he received the State working committee of the NUJ Anambra State council in his office, at NAU, Awka.
The Vice Chancellor recalled that the media had never relented in publicizing his achievements in office especially the Project 200, a work plan his administration was anchored on, which stands on a five-pronged strategy of Push for Academic Excellence, Productive Public/Community Service, Administrative Reforms, Discipline and Advancements.
“The vision of my administration as a Vice Chancellor cannot be achieved without the media.
“They are the eyes and lenses through which the world sees the university.
“We will continue to work in a symbiotic way.
“We will keep on building and rebuilding our relationship,” Esimone noted.
He also assured the new State Chairman of NUJ, Dr Odogwu Emeka Odogwu and his team that the UNIZIK would support their administration to succeed through impartation of knowledge and other necessary resources.
Earlier, the State Chairman, NUJ, Anambra State Council, Dr Odogwu Emeka Odogwu, thanked the Vice Chancellor for given the university radio station, UNIZIK a face-lift, including provision of welfare and enabling environment for staff of the medium, students and academic and non-academic staff to succeed in their endeavours.
Odogwu also eulogised the Vice Chancellor for sustenance of the Mass Communication Professional Diploma programme being run in the university in partnership with the NUJ.