Still in the spirit of the historic and meritorious achievement, the Indigenes of Ibadan land, under the banner of Ibadan Pillars, has on Monday expressed her candid desire for another Ibadan indigene to take over from Prof. Ekanola Adebola, the new acting Vice Chancellor of the University of Ibadan (UI) when his tenue expires.
This was disclosed during a courtesy visit to the new University of Ibadan acting Vice Chancellor, Prof. Ekanola Adebola at the Tekena Tamuno Building, where his office is situated.
In his congratulatory message and purpose of the visit, the President of the Ibadan Pillars, Asiwaju Nurudeen Akinade said in his words that
“the University of Ibadan has never had a Vice Chancellor of Ibadan origin in her 72 years of existence, but now we are glad the University community has given an Ibadan son the historical opportunity to be in an acting capacity for first time ever. Hence, our group is deeming it fit to pay one of our own a congratulatory visit in anticipation that another Ibadan son will also take over from him as the permanent Vice Chancellor.”
Responding to the gesture of the visitation, the new acting Vice Chancellor, Prof Adebola Ekanola said that he is most delighted by the gesture of visit, as the category of well-meaning Ibadan indigenes deemed it fit to paying him this courtesy visit. He highlighted that he is happy that his own people are identifying with him, which will serve as a motivation for success in his tenure.
He however promised that he will deliver the mandate well even in the short period as the University of Ibadan’s Vice Chancellor.
It should be noted that this is the first time an indigene of Ibadan land is emerging as Vice Chancellor of the 72-year-old institution. Hence, Prof. Adebola Ekanola is expected to stay in office for six months in the acting capacity.
In the company of the Ibadan Pillars’s President is Tpl Duro Ogunsesan, the Director, Continuing Education Center (CEC), The Polytechnic, Ibadan, Hon, Shina Alabi, former Chairman T.C.T.C, Oyo State, Chief Akinboade Ologbojo, former S.A to the Governor.