UNIVERSITY OF JOS
(OFFICE OF THE VICE-CHANCELLOR)
INFORMATION, PUBLICATIONS, PUBLIC RELATIONS & PROTOCOL DIVISION
The attention of the Vice-Chancellor of the University of Jos, Professor Seddi Sebastian Maimako has been drawn to information being circulated especially on the social media on his supposed nomination by an online publication, COA Media for the Award of Plateau Man of the Year.
Professor Maimako wishes to express his appreciation to the organizers of the Awards for considering him worthy to be nominated alongside four other very notable and highly accomplished Plateau State indigenes who have distinguished themselves in their various fields of endeavour and working hard along with others to contribute their quota towards making Plateau great. To have been so identified in the midst of countless Plateau indigenes who are daily excelling and making indelible marks in their chosen fields of endeavour is in itself a mark of great honour.
However, Professor Maimako believes this is not the opportune time to receive such an Award as a serving public servant who believes there is still a lot more to be achieved and much more to be accomplished before he finally bows out at the end of his tenure. The Vice-Chancellor notes that as professionals, we all have different requirements for discharging our mandates and participating in such a programme may not be helpful at this time. Had the Award organizers intimated him of their decision beforehand, he would have gladly informed them of this conviction and would have saved them the trouble of including his name among those being nominated. Professor Maimako would therefore wish to humbly decline his nomination and urges COA Media to proceed without him on their list of those penciled down for consideration for the Award.
Professor Maimako wishes to stress that his decision is in no way meant to discountenance the importance or prestige attached to such a recognition. On the contrary, he believes that with the array of renowned personalities nominated for the Award, the programme is bound to be a success and wishes the organizers greater success in their future endeavours. The Vice-Chancellor also wishes to express profound appreciation to all those who had expressed interest in his nomination by voting for him and sues for their understanding.
Deputy Registrar, Information and Publications
University of Jos