Unified Initiative for a Drug Free Nigeria (UIDFN) in collaboration with the International Substance Abuse and Addiction Coalition (ISAAC) on 16 August, 2017 organised an interactive forum at Federal University Oye Ekiti, entitled          “Understanding Drug Abuse/Addiction Situation in Nigeria, the Sustainability and Best Practices in Addiction Recovery Support Programme.”

Speaking at the event, founder of ISSAC, Mr. Treflyn .L. Roberts enunciated on the dangers of drug abuse and its effects while maintaining that addiction recovery is possible because change is possible. He stated that change in any behavioural pattern starts with a process until an effect is noticed. Mr. Treflyn disclosed that the journey of change actually starts with a decision while action steps, continuity and maintenance are vital forces for effecting change in one’s behavior. He likened change to hair growth in the human body where the hair needs to grow and be maintained, else the visible changes that one aspires to see relapses.

He furthered talked on the three major dependency that needs to be broken in the process of change which include physical, psychological and social dependency. Physical dependency include breaking all addictions to unwanted habits while psychological dependency presupposes our brain telling us that we need to indulge in a frequent habit because we have programmed it to be so. Social dependency entailed indulgence in a habit because one wants to keep up with an already held social status.

Ekiti State Director of NAFDAC, Mr. Gonzuk .B. made a striking contrast between drug and drug abuse. He defined drug as any substance when taken modifies the hormonal function of the body of an animal or man while abuse of drug simply meant an intentional improper use of any drug for non-medical purposes.

He also identified likely traits that are associated with one who may be at risk of drug abuse which include; sudden behavioural changes like been noisy or extremely quiet, abrupt change of attitude, sudden decline in academic intelligence and criminal tendencies. Some of the commonly abused drugs were identified as Marijuana, Alcohol, cocaine and crack cocaine, sythentic drugs, crystal meth, methamphetamine, heroine and inhalants.

A major highlights of some of the short and long term effects on the abuse of drug include; loss of coordination, distortion of vision and hearing, sleep distortion, reddening of eyes, comprehension loss, nausea, muscle tension, depression, involuntary teeth clenching, convulsion, hallucination and  paranoid. The long term effects on an individual include psychotic symptoms like madness (mental derangement), lung and kidney infections and possible collapse, auditory and visionary defects, cardiovascular issues like increased heart rate, high blood pressure, damage to blood vessels in the brain and memory impairment.

He added that drugs are essentially poisons and the amount taken determines the effect. He also stated that youths are at a high risk of drug abuse because of their impressionable tendencies and experimental instincts. Thorough counselling and possible detoxification were some of the treatment prescription recommended for victims of drug abuse.

In a courtesy call to the vice chancellor, Prof. Kayode Soremekun commended the efforts of the oragnisers of the programme for the sensitization and fight against drug abuse and drug usage among youths especially as drug abuse has been perceived a global problem with its attendant negative effects. He stated that his administration is open to welcome more collaborations with the association for the general purpose of stemming drug abuse and illict drug use among Nigerian youths.

The Vice Chancellor, Kayode Soremekun (middle) flanked by the NSE Chairman S. A. Oloko and Professor S.A. FAsina and other members of N.S.E


The Nigeria Society of Engineers, Ado Ekiti chapter has paid a courtesy on the management of the Federal University of Oye. Led by its chairman Engr. S.A Oloko, the Society was in the Institution as part of its activities to mark the 2017 Engineering week.

According to Engr. Oloko, their visit was to familiarize with the activities of Institutions especially it’s Engineering Programmes so as to also solicit support for hosting of National Conference later in the year. He added that the NSE was also exploring avenue for mutual beneficial relationship with the University, adding that the (NSE) was willing to assist the University anywhere possible.

Responding, the Vice chancellor, Professor Kayode Soremekun expressed delight with the visit and assured them of his administration’s support where possible. He challenged his visitors to strive to live above just carrying the title of the Profession but should be creative to help solve some of the pressing Engineering problems bedeviling the nation Professor Soremekun decried the overdependence of Nigerians on foreign goods and services while most nation’s institution churn out. Engineering graduates yearly. He equally solicited the support of the society to render necessary assistance to FUOYE engineering students especially during their period of Student Industrial Work Experience (SIWES).

The Don hinted his visitors that against all odds, his administration is ensuring the improvement in the facilities of the faculty of Engineering, adding that Engineering Workshop at the Ikole campus is nearing completion.

He maintained that efforts will continue to be intensified to not uplift the study of Engineering Programmes but academic Programmes in the young but fast developing FUOYE

He also said the doors of his administration were wide open for any collaboration that will enrich the University.

Also speaking, FUOYE’s Dean of Engineering Faculty, Professor Babatope  Alabadan expressed delight with the Vice chancellor warm reception within a very short notice. He said the Faculty of Engineering and the NSE enjoys a cordial working relationship. He assured the Vice chancellor of a mutually beneficial relationship hinting the visit would henceforth be a more regular one. This, he said was to ensure a rewarding relationship to the University. Professor Alabadan also applauded the visitors noting that vain efforts were made during the tenure of the former Vice chancellor for a visit of that nature.

Following the sudden declaration of Monday 12th December as public holiday, you are hereby informed that the opening of pre-qualification and financial bid documents has been postponed to hold on Tuesday 13th December. The venue and time remain the same.



Director Procurement FUOYE




 It was another day of book reading when Federal University Oye Ekiti recently played host to the Association of Nigerian Authors (ANA), Ekiti State chapter on February 16, 2017 at the university auditorium. The Association inaugurated its first Ekiti chapter of ANA Executive Council members. The event was in honor of the former National President of ANA, Dr. Wale Okediran, who also served as the guest writer and reader for the occasion.

Dr. Okediran, a multiple award winning author, is also the founder of the Ebedi International Writers Residency and has so many books to his name, with some of his latest books, ‘’Tenants of the House’’ and keepers of the Tribe’’ emerging as co-winner of the 2012 Wole Soyinka African Literature Prize. During the course of his book reading, he urged all who were interested in the art of writing to write primarily to communicate and solve a need instead of just aspiring to win awards.

Former Executive Governor, Engr. Segun Oni, who was a dignitary at the event commended the guest writer’s works and affirmed that the greatest of all gifts God can bestow upon any man is the gift of creativity. He equally promised using his good office to evolve a viable writing workshop centre that students and other literary enthusiasts can key into to explore their innate creative writing abilities.

Senator Ayo Arise commended the Vice Chancellor’s frantic efforts towards expanding the carrying capacity of the institution especially in the new academic programmes introduced by his administration.

Chief host, Prof. Kayode Soremekun, expressed delight and applauded the Association for choosing FUOYE as her base for the convention. He equally spoke of universities cultivating what he called ‘the university idea’ which is now a total departure of what it used to be.

It was also an occasion of facility tour for the guests as the Vice Chancellor and his team led them around the various facilities and ongoing projects within the campus.

Other members in attendance were; Akogun Tai Oguntayo, State Coordinator, Dr. Olumide Ogunrotimi, State Scribe, Registrar, Mr. D.A. Adeyemo



The National Universities Commission has approved the commencement of eighteen (18) new academic programmes in the Federal University Oye- Ekiti. In a letter dated November 14, 2016 to the Vice Chancellor Professor Kayode Soremekun, signed by the NUC Director of Academic Standards, Dr. G.B Kumo said the approval followed the successful evaluation visit carried out by panels of experts to the university with a view to assessing the human and material resources available for the establishment of the new programmes.

The letter further said “I am directed to inform you that the management committee during the 504th meeting held on Saturday 12 November, 2016 considered and approved the establishment of the full time mode of the following programmes to be run in the campus of the university only, effective from 2016/2017 session:

The programmes include Public Administration (BSc.) Business Administration, (BSc.) Peace and Conflict Resolution (BSc).Others include Library and Information Science (BSc.), Hospitality and Tourism Management (BSc.), Mass Communication (BSc.), Banking and Finance (BSc.), Agricultural Science Education (BSc. Ed), Biology Education, (BSc Ed)as well as  Chemistry Education (BSc. Ed), Mathematics Education( BSc. Ed). Also approved are English Education( B.A Ed), Criminology and Security studies (BSc.), Political Science (BSc.)and History and International Studies, (B.A).

The University management on its part has taken urgent steps aimed at providing more human and material resources for the development and growth of the approved programmes

This development brings to forty six (46) total numbers of academic programmes and seven (7) faculties.