Oyebanji Approves Stakeholders’ forum For EKSU As VC Marks 4th Yr In Office

By Gbenga Sodeinde

The Vice Chancellor of Ekiti State University, Prof. Eddy Olanipekun EKSU, Ado – Ekiti has disclosed that convocation of a Stakeholders’ forum has been approved for the university by the state Governor Biodun Oyebanji.

Prof. Olanipekun who made the disclosure while marking his 4th year in office with a special thanksgiving service held at the St. Aquinas Catholic Church, EKSU Campus, Ado – Ekiti added that the idea behind this Stakeholders’ forum is for them to x-ray the challenges of the university with a view to proffering solution capable of moving it forward.

EKSU Vice Chancellor, Professor Edward Olanipekun giving his remarks at the thanksgiving service marking his 4th year in office.

The VIce Chancellor however thanked God for His mercies and appreciated the immediate past Governor of Ekiti State, Dr. Kayode Fayemi for considering him worthy of the appointment.

Olanipekun who also thanked Governor Biodun Oyebanji for his love and support to the university which have been assisting the university greatly, equally thanked all members of the university community for their supports and cooperation.

In his message at the service, the Catholic Bishop of Ekiti Diocese, Most Revd. Femi Ajakaye, charged the Vice Chancellor to stay away from negative people and sycophants for him to succeed in the tasks before him.

According to the clergyman, “negative people have a problem for every solution”, hence, admonished the Vice Chancellor to “never allow the distractions of the world to be his attractions”.

Bishop Ajakaye further urged members of the university community to go farther with the Vice Chancellor in his efforts to re-position the university. He maintained that every member of the university community should come together to fight evil and allow the spirit of love to thrive.

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Earlier during the homily, the Chaplain of the church, Revd. Father Clement Ogunlusi read the communique of the Ibadan Catholic Bishops Ecclesiastical Province titled: Overcoming the hard times in Nigeria.

In the communique, the Catholic Bishops described the current period as debilitating, decried the current food crisis, security challenges and called on the Tinubu government to show more seriousness in tackling the various challenges in the country.

The thanksgiving service was attended by members of the university Management and their spouses, Deans of Faculties, Directors, Union leaders, members of staff, as well as friends and family members of the Vice Chancellor.

Bishop Ajakaye (6th left) with the VC (4th left), members of the university Management and the Chaplain, Revd Father Ogunlusi (extreme right)

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