A lecturer in the Alex Ekwueme Federal University Ndufu Alike (AE-FUNAI) Ebonyi State, Dr Joseph Chukwu, has gifted his 37-year-old NYSC T-shirt to his daughter, Chinasa.
The proud father surprised Chinasa who was reportedly preparing to leave home for her national youths service within the week.
Chukwu, who is a lecturer in the Department of Mass Communication and the pioneer Public Relations Officer of the institution, said he reserved the uniform after his youth service in Otu, Iseyin local government area of old Oyo State for any of his future children.
He said the preservation was a way of preserving important historical landmarks which should not be destroyed.
The lecturer also urged individuals and the government to reserve important and ancient landmarks as artefacts for future generations.
Chukwu said he deserves a place in both the Guinness Book of Records and the NYSC Hall of Fame.
An excited Chinasa who expressed joy at the gift described her father as the best in the world.
“I have known my father as an unparalleled archivist, most of his secondary school books are well preserved in his big library in our house,” she said.
Chinasa is a graduate of Criminology and Security Studies from Alex Ekwueme Federal University Ndufu Alike (AE-FUNAI), Ebonyi State.