UNESCO Laureate, and Vice Chancellor, Crown University International, Professor Sir Bashiru Aremu has nominated the Former Vice President, Republic of Liberia, His Excellency, Sir, Joseph Boakai as the Pro Chancellor and Chairman, Board of Trustees, Crown University Intl. Chartered Inc.
Professor Sir Bashiru Aremu disclosed this to our reporter in a press statement made available to Newsmen by his personal Assistant on Media and Publicity, Sir Bieni Victor Emenike who commended the contributions of HE. Joseph Nyumah Boakai Sr. to the growth and development of higher Education globally in fulfilment of UN SDGs.
The Press Statement reads in parts: “His Excellency Sir Joseph Nyumah Boakai
was born 30th November, 1944. He is a Liberian politician who served as Vice President of Liberia from 2006 to 2018, serving under President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf. Previously he was Minister of Agriculture from 1983 to 1985″.
“Joseph Boakai’s personal life: He was born in the remote village of Worsonga in Foya District, Lofa County, on 30 November 1944. He is married to Kartumu Boakai and they have four children. Boakai is a Baptist and a deacon of the Effort Baptist Church”.
“In the Civic and Self-Help sector, as part of his philanthropic support to humanity, Hon. Boakai supervised and personally financed up to 75% a 7-mile rural village road construction to Warsonga, Liberia. He worked with the Federation of Liberian Youth (FLY) and the Danish Youth to construct a school for 150 students and clinic for a community of 10 villages. He influenced the erection of OIC project in Foya Kama, Liberia, organized and headed fund raising for rural electrification of Foya Kama in Lofa County, Northern Liberia”.
“As a result of his vast knowledge in the social sciences, the Honorable Vice President offered short term consultancy to a number of institutions including serving as Chief Technical Advisor on Agriculture Policy, Ministry of Agriculture He reviewed and evaluated the Liberian 1986 proposed Green Revolution and FAO World Bank 1986 Agricultural sector Review Document and evaluated AMSCO, Amsterdam Funded training program for projects in Uganda in 1994 and Tanzania in 1996”.
“He is the owner of LUSU Resource Corporation and co-owner of AGROMACHINES Liberia.
Hon. Boakai served as member and chairman of many boards including chairman-Liberia Finance and Trust Corporation, chairman of the board of Star Radio, member of the board of LOIC, member of the board of the Liberia Baptist Theological Seminary, founding member of Bethesda Christian Mission, founding organizer-African Methodist Episcopal University, founding organizer of the C.W.A. Methodist University and Ambassador of the Liberia YMCA, President of LUSU Resource Corporation and Ex-President of the Monrovia Rotary Club”.
“He is President of the Liberian Senate and he presides two days a week over plenary sessions of that body. He performs supervisory functions over a number of institutions and agencies including the Liberia National Lotteries (LOTTO), the Liberia Marketing Association (LMA), the Liberia Agency for Community Empowerment (LACE), and the National Commission on Disarmament Demobilization Resettlement and Reintegration (NCDDRR)”.
” His Excellency, Joseph Nyumah Boakai’s Educational Background is stated thus as a reference point in history. He attended primary and high school in Sierra Leone and Liberia before graduating from the College of West Africa, the University of Liberia in 1972 with a bachelor’s degree in business administration”.
” His Excellency Sir Joseph Nyumah Boakai’s Political career is also stated thus. He went on to jobs in both the public and private sector. He worked as a resident manager (1973–1980) and managing director (1980–1982) for the Liberia Produce Marketing Corporation (LPMC) From 1983 to 1985, he served as Minister of Agriculture under President Samuel Doe. While Minister of Agriculture, Boakai chaired the 15 nation West African Rice Development Association. In 1992, he was the managing director of the Liberia Petroleum Refinery Company (LPRC)”.
“He later worked as a consultant to the World Bank in Washington and also founded a firm dealing in agricultural equipment and consultancy. He has served as board chairman of the Liberia Wood Management Corporation and of the Liberia Petroleum Refining Company. He announced his intention to run for the Liberian presidency which was scheduled for 10 October 2017. He is viewed by many as a safe and uncorrupt candidate”.
When the His Excellency Joseph Bokai react to appointment, he said the he isreally appreciate the effort of UNESCO Laureate Prof Sir Bashiru Aremu for the nomination for the higher position of the Board of Trustees, Crown University Int’l Chartered
In addition UNESCO Laureate Prof Sir Bashiru Aremu said that he is very excited to nominate this great Africa leader for promotion of Crown University Int’l Chartered Inc