The supreme ruler of the Tiv people around the world, Tor Tiv, Professor James Ayatse, has been appointed Chancellor of the University State of Abia, Uturu in the state of Abia.
The Daily Trust gathered that in a letter transmitting the appointment to the royal father, the Governor of the state of Abia, Okezie Ikpeazu, stated that her consideration of the position was an appreciation of the influence and exposure of Ayatse in the country.
In a statement signed by Tor Tiv's Special Assistant in the Media, Freddie Adamgbe, indicated that the governor of Abia congratulated the monarch on behalf of the people of his state, adding that the appointment took effect as of December 1. of 2018.
Similarly, the statement noted that the Vice Chancellor of the State University of Abia, Prof. Uche Ikonne, on behalf of the Senate of the University and indeed the entire university community expressed his gratitude for the appointment.
He also emphasized that the university has placed great confidence in benefiting from Ayatse's extensive experience in the administration of the university, given his background as Vice-Rector Emeritus.
Professor Ikonne, according to the statement, revealed that the governor and the university visitor approved on January 19, 2019 for the 206th convocation ceremony of the institution that will begin with the installation of Tor Tiv as the new chancellor.
In response to his appointment, Tor Tiv expressed his gratitude to Almighty God and thanked the governor of the state of Abia and the university community for the recognition and honor.
Ayatse promised to use his extensive experience and exposure in university administration, as well as in public service to positively affect the fortunes of the Abia institution, as he added that the honor was given to the entire population of Tiv and the state of Benue in general.