PAU Names School of Science, Technology after Felix Ohiwerei

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It was a moment of tributes, as Pan-Atlantic University (PAU) formally named its School of Science and Technology building after Felix Ohiwerei, Nigerian Breweries ex-Managing Director.

Speakers took time to celebrate the foremost business and boardroom guru, who served the company with distinction for 45 years before retiring as chairman in 2007.

During the inauguration of the building at the university in Ibeju-Lekki, Lagos, the Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Juan Elegido, disclosed that the newly built state-of-the-art building was named after Ohiwerei in recognition of his contribution to the development of education in Nigeria and service to humanity.

Elegido explained that the school would contribute greatly to nurturing the requisite manpower needed to boost industrialisation that would consequently impact the Nigerian economy in line with the university’s goal.

In his remarks, the Chairman of the company, Chief Kolawole Jamodu, described the naming of the edifice after Ohiwerei as an honour well-deserved, given his passion and contribution towards the advancement of education in Nigeria.

Also speaking, the Chairman of the Nigerian Breweries, Felix Ohiwerei Education Trust Fund and Managing Director, Nigerian Breweries Plc, Hans Essaadi, thanked the management and staff of the university for accepting to name the edifice after the company’s former managing director.

“On behalf of the management and staff of Nigerian Breweries, let me say how grateful we are to Ohiwerei for your leadership and your immense contributions to our great company,” said Essaadi. “We are very proud of you, and we wish you the very best in life, every day. It is our hope that the school will continue to provide the best quality education, comparable with international standards, to produce the next generation of future leaders.”

Responding, Ohiwerei attributed all his achievements to the blessings of God.

The event was attended by members of the board and faculty of the university, led by the Pro-Chancellor, Odein Ajumogobia, SAN, past Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Albert Alos and incoming VC, Enase Okonedo, as well as friends and family of Ohiwerei, including former MTN Chairman, Dr. Pascal Dozie.