OAU Gets New VC, Eyitope Ogunbodede
There has been too much controversy coming from the Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU) in Ile-Ife, Osun state in the past months.
Accusations of fraud, high-handedness against the former leadership of the school was fast eroding what was left of the school’s prestigious ranking.
The crisis is over and Prof. Eyitope Ogunbodede is the new Vice Chancellor.
The Pro-Chancellor of the university, Dr Yemi Ogunbiyi, has expressed delight over the smooth transition.
Ogunbiyi, who is also the Chairman of the Governing Council of the institution, spoke at the inauguration of the 11th substantive Vice-Chancellor of the institution on Wednesday in Ile-Ife.
“I am particularly delighted that this day has finally come to pass, a day in which we are all present to witness the peaceful inauguration of a substantive Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Eyitope Ogunbodede,” Ogunbiyi said.
The outgoing Acting VC, Prof. Elujoba charged the new VC to enforce obedience and absolute compliance to rules and regulations “with the principle of doing things right, thereby encouraging discipline in both staff and students.”
He declared: “I did not steal one kobo of anybody rather I donated personal cash into the endowment fund of the university and settled all my bills before leaving the office as the acting VC.”
“I was picked up to be acting V-C like David and fished out like Moses and I am handing over to the Joshua of the moment, Prof. Eyitope Ogunbodede.
“And as he is John the Baptist, God will use him in double portion of my own anointing while like Gideon, I say to you Prof. Eyitope Ogunbodede go in thy might.”