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Controversial oil mogul and philanthropist, Arthur Eze has been appointed by the newly approved Peaceland University (PU), Enugu as its pioneer Pro-Chancellor.
The Eastern Updates reports that consequently, Eze has accepted the appointment with a show of commitment by announcing a sum of N500 million to support the development of the university.
Peaceland University was among the 37 new institutions approved by the Federal Executive Council (FEC) last week, coming three years after the promoters, planning and implementation committee of the university approached the National Universities Commission (NUC) for that purpose.
Addressing newsmen in Enugu, the Public Relations Officer of the institution, Ihemegbunem Okafor, said Peaceland University was an offspring of the Peaceland project founded and funded by a Swiss mother and lover of education, Frau Pia Meier Knuesel, adding that Eze shares much in common with the woman.
He said: ‘Eze is unarguably one of Nigeria’s foremost philanthropists who has supported and single-handedly undertaken ventures that touch human lives and put smiles on faces of both the high and low’.
He expressed the gratitude of the institution to Eze and assured the public that Peaceland University would be one of the universities to reckon with in the country in the shortest possible time.