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Nigerian Monarch comes to Preston

09 January 2014

Lyndsey Boardman

Traditional ruler visits son at UCLan

 

A Nigerian Monarch has been welcomed to Preston by the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan).

His Royal Majesty EZE Dr Joboson Anyabeledike Utchay JP made the visit to see his son Vincent who is studying for a Masters in law at UCLan and also to discuss possible international business opportunities with the University.

Dr Utchay met UCLan’s Director of International Affairs John Quirk and UCLan Honorary Fellow, Community Engagement Ambassador and Chair of the University’s Creative Communities Group Russell Hogarth who presented him with a commemorative plate to mark the occasion.

“I look forward to further discussions with Dr Utchay about possible future collaborative opportunities.”

John Quirk commented: “On behalf of the University I’d like to offer a warm welcome to HRM Dr Utchay and his family.

“We are pleased to see Dr Utchay’s son play such an active role in University life through his work as a student mentor and a member of the UCLan Creative Communities Group. I look forward to further discussions with Dr Utchay about possible future collaborative opportunities.”

(L-R - Princess Silver, UCLan Honorary Fellow Russell Hogarth, Dr Utchay, Prince Vincent Utchay, Her Royal Majesty and UCLan Director of International Affairs John Quirk.)