Tinubu expresses joy as Uchegbu, Nigeria-born, assumes the role of President at Cambridge University.


President Bola Ahmed Tinubu has expressed joy over the election of Professor Ijeoma Uchegbu, a Nigerian-born nanoscientist and renowned researcher in pharmaceutical nanoscience, as the President of Wolfson College at the University of Cambridge, one of its 31 colleges.

The University of Cambridge officially announced the appointment of Professor Uchegbu as the seventh President of Wolfson College in a statement titled “Wolfson elects Professor Ijeoma Uchegbu as the College’s 7th President” on its website.

Taking over the position from the current President, Professor Jane Clarke, on October 1, 2024, Professor Uchegbu is acclaimed for her groundbreaking contributions to nanoparticle drug delivery.

In a statement, the university expressed delight in announcing Professor Ijeoma Uchegbu’s election, recognizing her as a pioneering nanoscientist and Professor of Pharmaceutical Nanoscience.

The statement highlighted her significant work in developing nanoparticle drug delivery systems and her impending role as the 7th President of Wolfson College.

President Tinubu, through his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Ajuri Ngelale, issued a statement celebrating Professor Uchegbu’s remarkable achievement.

The President commended her for serving as a distinguished ambassador for Nigeria and acknowledged her continuous efforts in advancing pharmaceutical science.

President Tinubu praised Professor Uchegbu as an embodiment of the innovation, intelligence, and hard work consistently associated with the Nigerian people, both within the country and on the global stage.

He extended best wishes to Professor Uchegbu in her new role and assured Nigerians in the Diaspora of his administration’s commitment to fostering strong connections through a robust interface mechanism in line with the ‘4D Foreign Policy.’

Professor Uchegbu, who hails from South East Nigeria and Hackney, completed her pharmacy studies at the University of Benin in 1981. She pursued her master’s degree at the University of Lagos and later returned to the UK for postgraduate work, earning a PhD from the University of London in 1997.

President Tinubu lauded her achievements and emphasized the government’s dedication to facilitating a platform that encourages ideas, promotes investment opportunities, and strengthens bonds with the Nigerian diaspora.





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