Jan 23, 2021 Last Updated 1:01 AM, Jan 23, 2021

Pacific People 2020: Nauru's young gun

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Nauruan Lionel Aingimea is our leader of the year.

The Nauruan leader’s unwavering determination, grit, and a burning desire to save the USP earned him respect and accolades this year.

While University of the South Pacific vice chancellor Professor Pal Ahluwalia is credited with exposing the rot in the regional institute of learning, it is his incoming chancellor that made sure that the vice chancellor kept his job this year.

Many other leaders would have shied away from the crisis that gripped the university leadership. Not Lionel Aingimea though. He took, as it were, the bulls by the horn, and as President of Nauru and new Chancellor of the university, convened at least three special USP Council virtual meetings to obtain consensus that paved the way for resolution of the year-long impasse.

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