Tinubu Applauds Professor Ijeoma Uchegbu’s Election as Wolfson College President
President Bola Ahmed Tinubu extended his congratulations to Professor Ijeoma Uchegbu, a Nigerian-born pharmaceutical nanoscientist, on her recent election as the President of Wolfson College, one of the esteemed 31 colleges of the University of Cambridge.
Election Announcement of Prof. Ijeoma Uchegbu
The University announced the significant appointment of Professor Ijeoma Uchegbu as the seventh President of Wolfson College. This revelation was made public via the University’s official statement titled “Wolfson Elects Professor Ijeoma Uchegbu as the University’s 7th President.”
Acknowledgment of Prof. Uchegbu’s Expertise
Known for her groundbreaking work in nanoparticle drug delivery, Professor Uchegbu’s acclaimed career in pharmaceutical nanoscience has garnered recognition. Her succession as President will commence on October 1, 2024, following the tenure of the current President, Professor Jane Clarke.
A Trailblazing Career in Pharmaceutical Nanoscience
The statement highlighted Professor Uchegbu’s exceptional contributions to the field, particularly her research on drug transport mechanisms leading to the development of innovative treatments. Notably, her work includes the EnveltaÔ pain medicine candidate, aimed at addressing the opioid crisis, showcasing the transformative potential of her research.
Commendation and Best Wishes from President Tinubu
In an official statement through his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Ajuri Ngelale, President Tinubu praised Professor Uchegbu’s exceptional achievements. He lauded her as an exemplary representative of Nigeria, applauding her dedication to advancing pharmaceutical science.
President Tinubu’s Commitment to Diaspora Engagement
President Tinubu reaffirmed his administration’s commitment to fostering robust connections with Nigerians in the Diaspora. He pledged to strengthen partnerships, encourage investments, and reinforce bonds, aligning with his administration’s “4D Foreign Policy,” aimed at facilitating dialogue and collaboration with the global Nigerian community.