The Abuja branch of the University of Nigeria Alumni Association (UNAA) on Friday launched its unique website (www.unaaabuja.org) for easy management of the group’s membership database and activities.
The digital milestone was formally launched by a past president of the association and former Nigeria Police Force spokesman, Commissioner of Police COMPOL Emmanuel Ojukwu, at Topview Hotel, Abuja; with the executive committee members in attendance.
Ojukwu praised the launch of the website as a long awaited “wonderful development” that would serve the university alumni, and even the alma mater; provide a guide for members to know each other better and reduce stress in managing the affairs of the association.
Current president of the association, Comrade Uche Obasi, noted that website was designed to “show the world who we are, what we stand for and the worth of the association, that it is reputable.
“We have been in existence for long and now we have decided that people should know more about us as we open up more to the public and members in a digital age.
“The unveiling of our website – www.unaaabuja.org – is just like a window through which the world can see us. The next thing is to publicize this interesting and interactive website for people to identify with us.”
He enjoined current members to use the opportunity of the website to express themselves, work together, network, identify with the university that made them, adding that “for intending members, you don’t need to reach us manually or physically or to ask orally who we are. You only need to log onto the website and you know about us and our activities”.
Secretary of the association, Kingsley Ogwudu, explained that the website would help the association prevent loss of membership data, which will now be digital and cloud-based.
He said that the website essentially enhances the association’s data and finance management as current and intending members could register themselves and pay their dues straight from the website which will also have job opportunities and other relevant information of benefit to the alumni.
Members could always check up their status, and update their profile on the website, which has been designed to be interactive enough for members to even reach each other privately and organise events of mutual or public benefit, Ogwudu added.