A professor of soil science at the Federal University, Oye Ekiti (FUOYE) Abayomi Sunday Fasina has been announced as the new Vice-Chancellor of the institution. Prof Fasina, who is currently the Deputy Vice-Chancellor Administration at the university will become the 3rd substantive Vice-Chancellor of the university after the current Vice-Chancellor, Prof Kayode Soremekun’s exit whose tenure is scheduled to lapse next month.
Rising from a 2-day meeting, the Pro-Chancellor and Chairman of Council, Dr. Mohammed Lawan Yahuza said, u201ctoday Wednesday, January 6, 2020 brings to an end a very long and tortuous process of getting a new Vice Chancellor for FUOYEu201d. He noted that the process started last year.
Continuing, the retired astute administrator from the Federal Ministry of Health admitted that, “At a time we made a mistake and those mistakes needed to be corrected”.
The Pro-Chancellor further noted that the appointment of a new Vice-Chancellor has brought with it rancour and acrimony to the campus and outside it and advised that by this appointment, all these should stop.
The Chairman then advised all applicants to sheath their swords and join the new Vice-Chancellor to build the University.
Dr. Yahuza thanked the out-going Vice-Chancellor, Prof Kayode Soremekun for finishing well noting that he had passed through a very difficult situation.
“You are going out with confidence and your head high up, I congratulate you” Dr. Yahuza stressed also appreciating members of the Governing Council for their commitment, doggedness and thoroughness.
“I want to put on record my appreciation for your support and understanding”. He told council members after presenting Prof. Fasina his letter of appointment in the presence of an External Consultant, Alhaji Sule Dauda.