Brief Bio-data of Inyali Peter, Ph.D, Frontline Candidate For UNICROSS Alumni Presidential Seat

Dec 3, 2023 - 20:25
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Brief Bio-data of Inyali Peter, Ph.D, Frontline Candidate For UNICROSS Alumni Presidential Seat

Comrade Inyali Peter Ogar was born over three decades ago in Obudu local government area of Cross River state. He obtained his First School Leaving Certificate (FSLC) from U.P.E Primary school, Ukwutia, Utugwang, Obudu LGA, Cross River State, in the year 2000.

After Primary education, he proceeded to Model Secondary Commercial School, Nkerira-Utugwang, Obudu Local Government Area, from 2001 to 2007, where he finished with the best West Africa Examination Council results.

Inyali gained admission into the Cross River State University of Technology Calabar, Cross-River State, (now University of Cross River) from 2008 to 2013, where he graduated with a Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.), in Mass Communication. He was one of the few people in his set to graduate with Second Class Upper degree.

His quest for education later pushed him to return to same school where he bagged his Master of Science degree (M.Sc.), in Mass Communication in 2019. Like Oliver Twist, he wanted more and immediately enrolled for his Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D) in same University. Inyali made history in 2023 as the first Ph.D graduate from the department of Mass Communication, University of Cross River State, finishing as joint-top best in his class.

Young Inyali has held several positions. As a student, he served in different capacities including as Clerk of the Students' Union Government Parliament,  of Students' Union Government amongst others. 

He has also served as the Chairman, University of Calabar Press Corps, Member, University of Calabar Media and Community Relations Board, National Public Relations Officer of UNICROSS Alumni Association, Special Assistant, Information and Communication to the Honourable Minister of State Power, (2022-2023), Director, Media and Publicity, John Upan Odey governorship campaign council, Director, Media and Publicity, Prof. Zana Akpagu senatorial campaign council, co-secretary, New Media Directorate of Sen. Bassey Otu & Hon. Peter Odey Governorship campaign council, etc.

He has worked in several highly respected organisations including as Lecturer in the University of Calabar and has published highly referenced scholarly articles in several journals within and outside the country.

He is a Member of the Nigerian Institute of Public Relations (NIPR), and African Council for Communication Education (ACCE).

In 2021, Inyali was nominated by the revered civil society organisation, the Accountability Lab as one of thirty Integrity Icons in Nigeria because of his discipline and diligence to duty.

He is a recipient of several awards.

 Social Contract with Unicross Alumni

1. Setting up of UNICROSS Alumni Farm: To expand the revenue base of the Association, Inyali's team has planned to set up a poultry farm for the Association. His intention is that in the next five years, the UNICROSS Alumni farm should become a major supplier of eggs and chicken in the state and the South-south geopolitical zone.

2. Scholarship scheme: Team Inyali also has the ambitious plan of instituting UNICROSS Alumni Scholarship Scheme for both members of the association and undergraduate students of their Alma Mater (prospective members). It is the desire of his team that before the expiration of his administration after four years, the Association should sponsor at least 200 people on scholarship to run different programmes within the University.

3. Yearly, UNICROSS Alumni dinner: Beyond giving back, Alumni is also an Association for networking. As a young Association that has suffered many crisis over the years, this team intends to organise a dinner where members can come together to interact and network every year.

4. Completion of the Alumni Centre: Because government is a continuum, the ongoing Alumni Centre project would be given priority attention to completing it for the benefit of the University community. 

5. Provision of Public Address Systems for Departments: To enhance clearer communication during lectures especially for crowded classes, the Association under the leadership of Dr. Inyali will donate public address systems to departments.

6. Renovation of Staff Club: To give staff of the University a befitting place to unwind after each day's work, the Staff Club will be renovated and given a facelift.

7. Borehole in satellite campuses: Dr. Inyali and his team will collaborate with organisations and individuals to donate solar powered boreholes for UNICROSS' satellite campuses.

The Inyali Peter for UNICROSS Alumni Association Presidential Campaign Council solicits your kindness to pitch tent with a man who is poised to take the burgeoning Alumni Association to the eldorado of its members' dreams. That man is Comrade Inyali Peter.