University of Nigeria, Nsukka, Enugu State, will honour foremost folklorist and author, Dr. Bukar Usman, founder of Dr. Bukar Usman Foundation, with an award for ethical and value-oriented leadership. The event will take place during the university’s Ethics, Governance and Higher Education Conference that starts today, November 23 through 26, 2016.
A statement from the Director, Directorate of Strategic Contacts, Ethics and Publications, Office of the Vice Chancellor/Chairman Inter-University Committee/LOC EGHE 2016, Dr. Ani Casimir Kingston Chukwunoyelum, said, “On behalf of the Vice Chancellor and the University of Nigeria I wish to bring to your attention good tidings of the decision made by the Inter-University Committee of the 2016 Conference on ethics, governance and higher education that you have been nominated for an award for ethical and value-oriented leadership. The Vice Chancellor has approved this recommendation.
“This award repositions you as a sustainable partner of the university in its ethical transformation project, which will lead to a better Nigerian society. In this project, several partners are collaborating our university to host this international gathering featuring who is who in the academia globally with the Minister of education, Mallam Adamu Adamu, witnessing and declaring it open.
“My Dear Usman, the university recognizes your personal and institutional appreciation of the national strategic need to embed core values in the educational system to achieve technological and ethical innovation in our tertiary institutions to achieve the goals of sustainable development in the country.
We are happy to inform you that the Inter-University Committee of the Conference made up of the Federal Ministry of education, Foreign affairs, Globethics Geneva, Enugu State University of Science and technology and Bishop Godfrey Okoye University have also decided that the transformative roles you have played and still playing in your life bring about societal and individual transformation with core values content for our present and future ethical project. We have enlisted you as special guest, an awardee and an institutional partner.”