The newly elected officials of the Students’ Union Government (SUG) at the University of Nigeria, Nsukka, were sworn in during a ceremony organized by the University on November 28, 2023, at the Princess Alexandra Auditorium (P.A.A).
The inauguration event witnessed the swearing-in of the SUG administration led by Comr. Enoch Chukwuebuka Utazi, who secured the position of President in the recent SUG elections held on October 30, 2023.
In his acceptance speech, President Comr. Enoch outlined the key focus of his administration, stating, “This Students’ Union Government promises to be an ideal bridge between the University authorities and students. This tenure will focus on the promotion of academic excellence.”
He expressed a commitment to charting a new course and utilizing university facilities to ensure academic programs stand out globally. Emphasizing the importance of result-oriented research, he aspired to bring the university to the limelight.Read More
To foster unity, Comr. Enoch invited unsuccessful SUG contestants to collaborate with his government in elevating the University’s status. He stressed the need for constructive criticism and ideas from opponents to ensure the administration’s effectiveness.
“I wish to seize this chance to call on all my fellow contestants that were not successful in the election to join hands to make this tenure a huge success. All hands to be on deck to ensure success,” he urged.
Comr. Enoch extended the victory beyond himself, considering it a triumph for all, and sought the support of everyone to make a greater impact on students’ lives. He solicited well-reasoned ideas and opinions, highlighting that constructive ideas and criticism are essential for a successful administration.
In addition, he sought the support of the University’s staff, presenting the occasion as a collective effort to ensure the administration’s success.
The inauguration ceremony hosted dignitaries from the University community, including the Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Charles Arinzechukwu Igwe, and the Dean of Students Affairs.
Prof. Igwe, in his concluding remarks, advised the elected students to remain steadfast and resist temptations associated with their positions. He appealed to parents to actively contribute to grooming their children, addressing the prevailing moral decadence in society.
Other elected executives sworn in alongside Enoch included Miracle Ani—Vice-president, Abigail Anike—Secretary General, Onyekachi Onyishi—Director of Games, Oluchi Eze—Financial Secretary, Michael Ezeigwe—Director of Transport, David Obieze—Director of Socials, and Harrison Akogwu—Director of Welfare.
The ceremony also marked the inauguration of newly elected members of the SUG legislative, comprising 30 senators and 94 members of the house of representatives, representing different departments of the institution. This event heralds the commencement of a new administration after the SUG elections for the 2021/2022 academic session were postponed due to the disorganized academic calendar.