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Chuka Nwachukwu has emerged as the new President of the Madonna University Alumni Association (MUAA). Chuka, an established banker who has grown through the ranks at United bank of Africa UBA, recorded a landslide victory at the just concluded national convention of the body held in Abuja on Saturday.
In his acceptance speech, he expressed gratitude to members of the body for their trust,” It is with great pleasure and humility that I want to thank members of our great alumni for electing me to serve as your 4th National President.
I will like to thank the immediate past National President, Ifeanyi Rapu, for piloting the affairs of this association in the last 3 years. I also want to thank the former NEC members for a job well done.” Nwachukwu equally proceeded to outline his vision for the body during his tenure;
“The key thrusts of my presidency are centred around Membership Drive, Creating tangible value for Alumni Members and Driving chapter growth.
He posited that the body would work hard to ensure a harmonious relationship between the school and its members and most importantly ensure that the body gave back to its alma mater. Mr. Nwachukwu urged everyone who had passed through the school to come together in order to boost the platform which had been established primarily to create avenues that would improve the lives of alumni members and students of the Institution.
He said “We are immediately going to work on a couple of low hanging fruits which we have identified as key to the growth of the body. These include creating a properly structured database that will help connect Alumni members including those just graduating from school to their various chapters.
“This will help boost membership across the various chapters Nationwide. He also pointed out that the Alumni would work with the school to project the image of the school positively.
“One of the fundamental things we are going to do is to build winning partnerships. We will partner with the school on initiatives that will rebrand the image of the Institution and change the mindset of people. Within our membership, we boast first-class professionals across various fields who are thought leaders in their profession. It is our intention to make these resources available to the school to drive areas like automating operations to build a tech-driven process as is obtainable in other world-leading higher Institutions.”
Cross Section of elected Executives atthe National Convention
Chuka who had previously served as financial secretary to the Lagos State chapter of the association and the vice president to the erstwhile president, Ifeanyi Rapu, stated that he would bring all of his experience to bear on the Alumni.
“My passion is centered around brand building and in this, I have learnt a lot from my Mentor Tony Elumelu. It has been a privilege to work as part of his team and I have been fortunate to learn a lot from him.
“The most important take away is his ability to touch lives through purposeful initiatives. This is what my team and I, intend to achieve with the Alumni. We want to touch the lives of everyone who has gone through Madonna University and those who are still in it.
“The Association equally appreciates the efforts of the Chancellor, Rev. Father Emmanuel Edeh, who is an academician par excellence and we will work hand in glove to take the Institution and all that it represents to the next level.
The goal is to leave an indelible mark in the lives of everyone associated with Madonna University,” he posited.
The convention also saw the election of various candidates into exco positions such as Vice President, Secretary, Public Relations Officer, Treasurer, financial Secretary amongst others.