Ebonyi indigenes in Lagos State have commended Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu for appointing an Igbo businessman, Dr Ifeanyi Chukwuma Odii, as member of the governing council of the state university(LASU).

They assured Sanwo-Olu that Dr. Odii would use his vast experience and wisdom to contribute meaningfully to the growth of the year-old ivory tower.

The indigenes, under the aegis of Ebonyi State Development Association(ESDA) made the commendation when they paid a visit to Odii on Sunday to congratulate him on the appointment.

President of the association, Dr. Felix Nnachi, also applauded the accomplishments of Odii, describing him as ‘illustrious son of Igboland’.

Nnachi said: Our gratitude goes to the gentleman governor of Lagos State for making us proud as Ebonyians by appointing our own, an illustrious son of Igboland as member of that prestigious council of LASU. This is historical, It shows that Governor Sanwo-Olu is a detribalised Nigerian and a man that has eyes for identifying and rewarding achievers.

“The governor of this state has made us proud and we have no doubt in our minds that Dr. Odii, will bring his wealth of experience and wisdom to bear on issues concerning the growth of LASU as a governing council member.

“We have absolute confidence that he (Odii) will attain greater height in the government of this country, Africa and the world. Our prayer is for God to sustain and give him more wisdom on his new appointment.

Responding, Odii, who is the co-founder of Ebele-Anyi Chux Foundation, expressed joy with the show of love from his people.