With the announcement of the appointment of Prof. Wahab Egbewole, SAN, as the 11th Vice Chancellor of the University of Ilorin, several stakeholders of the institution have started to set agenda for the Vice Chancellor-designate.
Some of the stakeholders who spoke in separate interviews with Unilorin Bulletin admonished the new Vice Chancellor to put God first and be just to all staff be it academic or non-teaching as well as the students, saying that this would ensure that he completes his tenure on a bright note.
A Professor of Islamic Studies, Faculty of Arts, University of Ilorin, Abubakar Ali-Agan, advised the Vice Chancellor-designate to be up and doing in the discharge of his duties as he also encouraged him to emulate the virtues exhibited by his predecessors.
The erudite cleric-don specifically appealed to Prof. Egbewole to prioritise putting the university on the global map by championing policies and programmes that could aid the development of the University and education system in general.
On his part, the Dean of the Faculty of Law, University of Ilorin, Prof. Ijaiya, said that judging from the performance of Prof. Egbewole in the previous positions he had held, which made people to name him “Mr Efficiency”, he has no doubt that he would make a very good Vice-Chancellor.
Prof. Ijaiya described the Vice Chancellor-designate as a very efficient, effective, motivated and enterprising scholar, adding that he has been performing excellently well before, hence he should keep the good work going.
On her part, a Professor from the Faculty of Arts, Prof Oyeronke Olademo, congratulated the Vice Chancellor-designate on his appointment and advised him to be hard working and focused.
She also admonished Prof. Egbewole to be prayerful and focused and live above board in the discharge of his duties.
While conveying her congratulatory message, the Director of the General Studies Unit (GNS), Prof. Victoria Alabi, wished the Vice Chancellor-designate well, adding that the University has reached a certain level in terms of academic, manpower and infrastructure. She therefore prayed God to lead him well to move the institution to higher level in all ramifications.