Thursday June 11, 2015 marked the beginning of a new era in the Bursary Department of Federal University Oye-Ekiti as the first substantive Bursar of the institution assumed duty. He is Barrister Badmus Bashir Oyeniyi. Until his appointment, Badmus Oyeniyi was a Deputy Bursar at University of Ilorin.

Speaking during a hand-over ceremony at the University's Mini Campus, Oye-Ekiti, the outgoing acting bursar of the university since its inception in 2011, Mr Obadiah Dyiltu, thanked God for His mercies during his acting tenure and appreciated his subordinates for their commendable support that facilitated his work and successes recorded.

He enjoined Bursary staff to also give the new head the same encouraging support as he received, saying that the transition reflected the common dictum that 'the only constant thing in life is change' and expressed implicit hope that his successor would build upon his achievements in the department in particular and the university at large.

Mr. Dyiltu, however, acceded that since the only room that is always open is room for improvement, he trusted that the new Bursar would significantly improve upon his accomplishments.

He noted that owing to Mr. Badmus' impressive experience in accounting and financial management, there was no doubt that he would excel in this new challenge. He then advised his successor to inure himself to rumours and speculations that are oftentimes directed towards the bursary department.

Responding, Mr. Badmus thanked his predecessor and promised to do all in his power to justify his appointment. He said that Mr Dyiltu was able to excel because of his team of willing and progressive-minded workforce and promised to conduct inhouse training for those that would work under him. Mr Badmus said he would be publishing a monthly bulletin called Financial Digest from the stable of the Bursary Department to keep the university community abreast of relevant financial matters. This, according to him, would curb unfounded speculations and keep the environment calm. He finally pledged his commitment to his work, praying for God's help.