Plateau State Governor Simon Bako Lalong has described the immediate past Vice Chancellor of the University of Jos, Prof. Seddi Sebastian Maimako, as a scholar of repute and resourceful administrator whose tenure ushered in a great era of academic and infrastructural achievements in the institution.
Lalong, who was among guests that joined the former Vice Chancellor for the Thanksgiving Mass at the St. Mary Catholic Church, Lu’ukwo, Bakin Chiyawa, Plateau State, said Prof. Maimako left a legacy of excellence, hardwork, inclusivity, and progressive leadership in the institution.
He said the institution achieved so much in research, teaching and infrastructural development, among others.
Lalong said the testimony of staff, students, regulatory bodies and many who had contact with the institution during his stewardship testified to his professionalism.
The governor said this had brought pride to the government and people of Plateau State and demonstrated the capacity of the citizens of the state to discharge their duties diligently.
He wished the erstwhile VC more years of higher service to the nation and humanity.
Catholic Archbishop of Jos, Rev. Matthew Ishaya Audu, said God gave people assignments as a way of testing their diligence and productivity. He praised Maimako for returning to thank God for his tenure.
Maimako thanked God for lifting him up from a humble background and entrusting him with a huge responsibility such as the leadership of one of the prominent federal universities in the country.
He also thanked the management, staff and students of the institution for supporting and challenging him to give his best in the last five years.
Acting Vice Chancellor Prof. Gray Ejikeme described the era of Maimako as very productive and inspiring, with visible academic and physical development.
SOURCE: THE NATION