By DUMAH RANDONG
PLATEAU State Governor, Simon Lalong has described one time Vice-chancellor of the University of Jos, Professor Monday Mangvwat as a scholar of high repute.
Governor Lalong made the remarks at the public presentation of a book and festsdrift in honour of professor Mangvwat at the centre Lasharp, Rayfield, Jos.
Represented by his Deputy, Professor Sonni Tyoden Governor Lalong said Professor Mangvwat as a scholar of high repute, deserved the honour done him adding that the University Don has been a very useful adviser.
The book Titled: “Popular ideologies and the National Question in Nigeria, Essay is a 233 page book written by students of History Department, University of Jos in honour of Prof Mangvwat for his scholarly works.
Lalong described the book as a tribute and first in the history of the University and commended the writers for the recognition done him.
Vice-Chancellor of the University of Jos, Professor Sabastine Maimako represented by the Deputy Vice-chancellor, Academic Professor Ejikemi Greg lauded the efforts of the writers of the book and noted it was good to acknowledge the contribution of someone like Professor Mangvwat as a tribute.
Speaking on behalf of Association of Senior Staff (ASSU) University of Jos, the chairman, Dr. La’Azarus Maigoro described Professor Mangvwat as an erudite scholar who has done exceptionally well in his academic career.
In his, remarks, Professor Monday Mangvwat in whose honour the festsdrift was presented expressed appreciation from the depth of his heart for the honour done him.
Also in a vote of thanks, Professor Sati Fwatshak of the History Department, University of Jos said Professor Mangvwat was great asset to the department and described him as a man of humility.