Staff, Students and Well-Wishers Celebrate Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Angela Freeman Miri on Her 61st Birthday Anniversary
Members of the University Community on 22nd August, 2020,
joined family members, friends and well-wishers from all walks of life to
felicitate with the Vice-Chancellor, Professor Angela Freeman Miri on the
occasion of her 61st Birthday Anniversary.
Remarkably, the students gathered around the
Vice-Chancellor’s car park and entry point early in the morning where they
ushered her into her office with birthday songs and musical instruments. It was
indeed a moment of joy for our amiable and dynamic Vice-Chancellor who clocked
61 years as Staff and Students took turns to celebrate her on her special day.
Many took to her social media handles (Facebook and
Twitter) to express their love and best wishes for her, while the University
Facebook page was equally awash with birthday messages to celebrate her, being
the last birthday she would celebrate while in office as the Vice-Chancellor of
Federal University Lokoja as her tenure comes to an end in February, 2021.
Remarkable of them were the birthday bashes organized in
her honour by members of her immediate office (Vice-Chancellor’s Office) and
the Students Union. Former Students and Members of FUL Alumni Association were
not left out, as both staff and students took turns to recount the
Vice-Chancellor’s good leadership qualities and motherly roles, saying she had
impacted their lives positively.
The Vice-Chancellor, who was overwhelmed with joy for
the show of love, expressed deep appreciation to Members of the University
Community for coming to celebrate her even with birthday cakes and gifts
despite the economic hardship and closure of universities in the country caused
by the global pandemic (COVID-19).
Professor Miri expressed gratitude to God for the
opportunity to celebrate another important birthday in her life having
celebrated Diamond Jubilee and 60th Birthday the previous year, also
thanking God for His goodness, grace and mercies that kept her moving in spite
of the daunting challenges. She thanked members of her immediate family for
their love, support and understanding at all times in order for her to
discharge her full responsibilities to the University without any undue distractions
The Vice-Chancellor specially thanked Staff of her
Office for their sacrifices and dedication to duty, most especially for keeping
the office running during the lockdown. She took time to commend the efforts of
each and every one of them, noting that the achievements she had recorded so
far wouldn’t have been possible without their cooperation and commitment.
Among other dignitaries that joined in the birthday
celebration were past and present Members of the University Management which
include: Professor Makanjuola Olayemisi Osagbemi, Deputy Vice-Chancellor; Mr. Usman
Suleman Obansa, Registrar; Mrs Florence Alabi Gbodi, Acting Bursar; Dr (Mrs)
Sarah Dauda Yani, Acting University Librarian; as well as Sheikh Alhassan
Ibrahim and Dr. Ezra Shiloba Gbaje, immediate past Bursar and University
Librarian respectively. Click here to view the pictures