The newly reconstituted Governing Council of the University of Ilorin will be inaugurated in Abuja today (Tuesday) by the Minister of Education, Mallam Adamu Adamu.
The Council, headed by renowned technocrat, Dr. Abdullahi Jibril Oyekan, will be inaugurated alongside those of 22 other federal universities at the Idris Abdulkadir Auditorium, of the National Universities Commission Secretariat, Maitama, Abuja, at 10.00a.m
Other members of the new Unilorin Governing Council are Dr. Samuel Adedayo, Ogban Ebock Ogban, Muhammad Bashir Mustafa and Engr. Isah Bello.
According to a statement by the Ag. Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Education, the inauguration ceremony will be attended by the Vice-Chancellors of the various universities, the internal members of the Governing Councils and the Registrars, who also double as Secretaries to the Councils.
The internal members of the Unilorin Governing Council are the Vice-Chancellor, Prof. AbdulGaniyu Ambali (OON); the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic), Prof. N. Y. S. Ijaiya; the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Management Services), Prof. A. Y. Abdulkareem, the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (RTI), Prof. G. A. Olatunji; Prof. J. K. Joseph, Prof. A. Sani, Prof. A. S. Abdussalam, Prof. A. A. Adeoye, Prof. A. B. O. Omotoso, Prof. S. O. Salami, and Prof. W. O. Egbewole.
Also on the Governing Council is a representative of the Federal Ministry of Education, Mr. Odejinmi Adebayo Olusanjo.
It will be recalled that the Federal Government reconstituted the Governing Councils of 23 of the 40 Federal Universities on April 9, 2017, and named Dr. Oyekan the Pro-Chancellor and Chairman of the University of Ilorin Governing Council.
A retired Director of Petroleum Resources, Dr. Oyekan is bringing to his new assignment over 30 years of meritorious public service. He holds a Ph.D in Chemical Engineering from the Imperial College of the University of London.
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