The Archbishop of Abuja, his grace, Ignatius Ayau Kaigama expresses high sense of satisfaction with the developmental stride of Veritas University Abuja, under the leadership of Rev. Fr. Prof. Hyacinth Ichoku. According the Archbishop, what came as a resolution of the Catholic Bishops Conference of Nigeria in March 2002, has grown to such a magnificent University campus to his amazement. Also remembering how the University started, His Grace, recalled few eminent Nigerians whose ideas contributed to forming the pillars of the institution today. Among them was Prof. Charles Soludo, former Governor of Central Bank of Nigeria and Governor elect, Anambra State.
According to the Archbishop, it can only take the kind of foresightedness of the Vice Chancellor,Rev.Fr. Prof. Hycinth Ichoku, to pilot affairs of the University in accordance with the dreams of the founders of the institution. His Grace, who is also the Chancellor of Veritas University, visited barely a week after the representative of His Holiness Pope Francis, was at the University to bless some projects including the ultramodern Female Hostel block.
The Archbishop’s visit is to bring to a climax, the year of St. Joseph in which His Holiness the Pope declared in the Apostolic letter entitled, “Patris Corde” (With a father’s Heart) in 2020. In his welcome address the Vice Chancellor, Rev. Fr. Prof. Ichoku assured the Archbishop of the commitment of the Management as well as staff of Veritas University, Abuja, towards fulfilling the vision of the founding fathers of the institution, which is to form students holistically in accordance with the Catholic principles and committed to a culture of excellence that will make the University rank among the best in the world.
Report by Enuwa Obekpa, PRO, Veritas University Abuja