The Companion- an association of Muslim men in business and in professions has lauded the selection process which culminated in the emergence of a Professor of Law, Wahab Olasupo Egbewole as the 12th Vice Chancellor of University of Ilorin.
The Muslim organisation in a statement signed by its National Amir Engr. Kamil Olalekan describes the Senior Silk as a round peg in a round hole, adding that he is a reputable scholar imbued with requisite qualifications, cognate experience and wisdom to take University of Ilorin to enviable heights.
The Companion adds that in Professor Wahab Egbewole,the Ivory Tower whose epithet is known as, ” Better by far”, has found a passionate administrator whose DNA reflects the vision, values, yearnings and aspiration of the University.
While congratulating the new Vice Chancellor on his well-deserved appointment, the Muslim group enjoins Professor Egbewole not to jettison the laudable attributes which had stood him out in the past 25 years of his service at Unilorin, but to up the ante with a view to justifying the confidence reposed in him. “You’ve got to build on the exemplary attributes and qualities which stood you and raised you far above shoulder, in the selection process”. It reads.
The Companion contends that the appointment of the Senior Advocate of Nigeria, SAN couldn’t have come at a better time than now, that incessant strike by Academic Staff Union of Universities ASUU has grounded University education in the nation’s public institutions.
The release equally solicits full support of the Governing Council of University of Ilorin, the various worker’s Unions(Academic and Non Academic) students and other stakeholders, for the new Vice-chancellor,so that he could be the torchbearer for the realization of the dreams of it’s founding fathers.
The Companion prays Allaah to strengthen Professor Wahab Egbewole in the administration of the institution, empower the erudite scholar and surround him with those who share his selfless service ideology, to fast track the realization of his vision for the institution.
It would be recalled that the Pro Chancellor and Chairman of the Governing Council of University of Ilorin, Mallam Abidu Yazid on Friday September 9, announced a Professor of Law, Professor Wahab Olasupo Egbewole SAN as the 12th Vice chancellor of the University.
Egbewole 61, who has been in the institution for past 25 years emerged as the Vice Chancellor of the University after a vigorous selection procedures. He holds a Ph.D degree in Law and Jurispudence.
At various times,Prof Egbewole was the Head of Department, and Dean Faculty of Law and Chairman of the university’s chapter of ASUU among several other sterling appointments.
The tenure of the five years single term of the outgoing Vice Chancellor, Professor Sulyman Abdulkareem Age will come to an end on October 15, 2022.