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Thirteen Professors Jostle For Unilorin VC

Thirteen Professors Jostle For Unilorin VC

No fewer than thirteen academic professors jostling for the vice chancellorship position of the university have been shortlisted.

According to reports, the committee has fixed between Monday and Tuesday next week for their interview.

The tenure of the five year single term of the present Vice Chancellor of Unilorin, Professor Sulyman Abdulkareem Age, would come to an end in October…….Continue Reading

Sources close to the committee who sought anonymity confirmed to our correspondent in Ilorin on Thursday that, about 23 candidates have applied for the vice chancellorship position of the institution.

He said that 13 out of the 23 candidates that applied were shortlisted for interview.

Those shortlisted for interview according to him are Professor Wahab Olasupo Egbewole(SAN), Prof. Mohammed Olanrewaju Ibrahim, Prof. Olubunmi Abayomi Omotesho, Prof. Bashiru Ademola Raji, Prof. Ibraheem Ademola Katibi, Prof. Mikhaila Olayinka Buhari and Prof. Ahmad Shehu Abdulsalam.

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Others are, Prof. Hassan Ajisafe Saliu, Prof. Suleiman Folorunsho Ambali, Prof. Raheem Adebayo Lawal, Prof. AbdulRasaq Akinola Alada, Prof. Baki Toyin Abdulrahim and Prof. Isaac Abiodun Adimula.

The source added that the interview for the 13 shortlisted candidates would start on Monday and end of Tuesday next week.

He noted that out of the 13 shortlisted candidates for the interview, three would be presented to the visitor to the institution, President Muhammadu Buhari for consideration.

He, therefore, said that “out of the three candidates presented to the visitor to the institution, one of them will be picked for the plum position of the vice chancellor of the university”.

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Meanwhile, Kogi state Governor, Yahaya Bello has appealed to the Federal Government and the Leadership of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) to resolve their differences in order to call off the lingering strike for the sake of the future of the students.

Governor Bello made the appeal on Thursday, September 1, 2022, during the Association of Local Government of Nigerian (ALGON) NEC meeting held in Lokoja.

He warned that history will not be kind to this administration if nothing is done to avert the truncation of academic aspirations of the youths of this country who are eager to return to the classrooms.

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The Governor who is represented by the Commissioner for information and Strategy, Evangelist Kingsley Fanwo , said keeping the students away from the school for a long time comes with its attendant consequences on the nation.

He advised the Federal Government and the ASUU to consider the future of the children by calling off the strike.

He charged the Federal Government to borrow a leaf from the state, which has been having its academic activities without obstruction, stressing that it takes purposive leadership for all the segments of the state to tap into the governance philosophy of his administration.

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