CRUTECH alumni plan national convention

The Cross River University of Technology (CRUTECH) Alumni Association has fixed December 12 for its National Convention for the election of new executives.

The convention date was announced at a meeting of the Central Working Committee (CWC) of the association, held at Okuku in Yala Local Government Area of Cross River State.

The CWC is an organ of the association comprising of the National Executive Council (NEC), Board of Trustees (BOT) and Chapter chairmen and secretaries.

In a statement, the national Public Relations Officer of the association, Comrade Inyali Peter, said the electoral committee for the convention was also formed.

Its members include: Romanus Abua, Agnes Bassey, Ekpo Otu, Michael Otonko, Ajah Esu, Victor Oke and Abasiofiok Nkanta.During its inauguration, which Peter noted would happen soon, the President, Eyam Abeng would announce the chairman and secretary.

The convention will hold in the Ogoja campus of the institution.

Other resolutions contained in the statement include a mandate to review the constitution in due course to make the alumni seat in the governing council an elective office against the current situation where the President doubles as a council member.

The statement advised those interested in the forthcoming election to be civil in their campaigns.

The meeting was part of a two-day retreat which included a visit to the Management of the Okuku satellite campus of the institution, an interactive session with students of the campus as well as a courtesy call on the Clan Head of Okuku, HRH Ogamode Patrick Odaji Ipoule

During the meeting with the clan head, the association lamented the encroachment on CRUTECH land by land grabbers and pleaded with the monarch to intervene.

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