The Nigerian Economic Society (NES) has inaugurated a new chapter of the society in Anambra State with the Head, Department of Economics, Nnamdi Azikiwe University Awka, Dr Ebele Nwokoye as Chairperson.
Inaugurating the chapter at the Economics Department of the institution, President Nigerian Economic Society, Prof Sarah Anyanwu noted that the society was brought home to highlight the importance of Economists in the society who had since been sidelined.
Anyanwu who was represented by a council member and Dean, Faculty of Social Sciences, NAU, Prof Uche Nwogwugwu praised lecturers in the department for attaining great heights in the recent appraisal especially in research and publication.
She also commended Mr. Nonso Ekesiobi of Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu University (COOU) for outstanding inputs in Research.
“We call on all Economists in the state to come out in full force and join the Chapter because membership is not restricted to those in ecademic environment,” she said.
While charging the members to ensure that Economists in the State were brought under one Umbrella, Anyanwu advised the chapter to portray the Motto of the State which is “Light of the Nation”.
The new Chapter Chairperson, Dr. Ebele Nwokoye in her acceptance speech, thanked the NES President for her laudable initiatives while she appreciated selfless efforts exhibited towards the inauguration of the new chapter.
She assured to take the chapter to greater heights through expanding the frontiers of NES activities; setting up the State Secretariat and circulation of its flagship publication which is the NJESS.
She also pledged mobilization of members for the society’s activities; coordination of inductions of new graduates members from the state for the national body and so many other responsibilities expected of the chapter.
Appreciating the selflessness exhibited by the new executives, Nwokoye said, “I’m very glad that we are taking a step in the right direction so that those who are not in the Academia can participate effectively in the affairs of the NES in the state”.
The interim chapter Secretary, Mr Nonso Ekesiobi underscored the need for all graduates of Economics in the tertiary institutions in the state to join the society ,noting that they have much to benefit from being a member.
The chapter is domiciled at Department of Economics, Nnamdi Azikiwe University (NAU), Awka .
Dr Ebele Nwokoye emerged as Chairperson; – Dr Cajetan Aniebo Co-chair ; Mr Nonso Ekesiobi Secretary ; ) Dr Ann Ike Public Relation Officer (PRO) and Mr Chibuzo Nwabue as the State Liaison Officer.
The highpoint of the event was cutting of the inaugural cake and donation of cash by the members.