LOKOJA VARSITY: Akinwumi kinsmen expresses Joy over appointment
By Boluwaji Obahopo, Lokoja
Kinsmen of Prof. Olayemi Akinwumi, the newly appointed Vice Chancellor of Federal University, Lokoja has expressed happiness over his appointment, describing his appointment as ‘hope rekindled.”
The kinsmen spoke through a letter by the Okun Development Association (ODA) – the highest social -cultural umbrela of the Yoruba speaking people of Kogi State, signed by it’s President, Chief Femi Mokikan
The letter read apart, “On behalf of the people of Okun Nation, we wishes to congratulate and rejoice with you on your well deserved appointment as the third Vice Chancellor of the Federal University of Lokoja (FUL).
“We thank Jehovah God who made it possible.
It is a befitting icing on the cake of a distinguished Academic Career that has seen you amass awards after awards, with enviable track records in the previous Universities where God has enabled you to serve, which evidenced your ability, prowess, competence, capacity and adaptability.
“Your emergence as the preferred candidate for the office of Vice Chancellor out of about 80 Distinguished Professors, strikes, with pride, a very special chord in us as a people.
“Your appointment could not have come at a better time. A time when our hope was at a low ebb and we as a people were beginning to ask questions. We feel pleased and appreciative that your appointment has rekindled our hope. It is a special Christmas and New Year gift for our people.
“We are persuaded that we have a stake in your success. For this reason, be rest assured that we are solidly with and behind you. We pray that God Almighty will grant you in abundance all that you need in wisdom, in understanding, in health, in strength and in relationships, to take the Federal University Lokoja to a well-deserved pride of place among other Universities in the world.”
Akinwumi, an indigene of Ekirin Adde, in Ijumu council area of the state who was appointed penultimate Thursday, as the 3rd VC for the institution is the first Okun person appointed as VC in either state or federal university seated in the state since it’s creation in 1991.