Electrical Dept Fetes Ibe At Retirement

By Sam Kpenu


The Department of Electrical/Electronic Engineering has celebrated the retirement of its first Professor and the oldest in the Department, Professor Anthony Ibe at a well-attended send-forth event in his honour at the Institute of Petroleum Studies.

In his opening remarks as the special Guest of honour, the Vice Chancellor Professor Owunari Georgewill who was represented by the Deputy Vice Chancellor (Administration), Professor Clifford Ofurum described Professor Ibe as an exemplary and a dutiful staff, who carried out his duty with passion, commitment and dedication to the end of his public service career.

He said Professor Ibe deserved to be celebrated for adding value to the Department where he superintended as Head of Department for fourteen (14) years, adding that his legacies would endure in the University and wherever the subject of Electrical/Electronic, especially in Power Systems where he specialises is the topic of discourse.

"We are grateful to this thoroughbred academic for sharing his knowledge with generations of students, his colleagues and numerous government agencies. On a day like this, Professor Ibe can look back with immense pride for what he has accomplished in the Electrical/Electronic Department, the University and the larger society," Professor Ofurum stated.

Also speaking, the former Acting Vice Chancellor of the University, Professor Stephen Okodudu in a presentation titled: "Pull out of an Academic General and a man for all," said Professor Ibe is unarguably one of the finest man on earth who has displayed exemplary candor and profound respect for the feelings of anyone he encountered.

In his response, Professor Ibe who was visibly elated by the encomiums poured on him, expressed appreciation to friends and colleagues in the Department, Faculty and the University at large for the show of love. He urged his younger colleagues to continue to work for the growth of the Department and University as joint stakeholders.

He said, even in his retirement he is still supervising some students in the Department which he said, was borne of his genuine desire to continue to contribute to the growth and development of the Department. Major highlights of the send-forth party included presentation of gifts to professor lbe. 

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