The Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode, has added his goodwill message to thousands of well-meaning individuals and organisations that are congratulating the new Vice Chancellor of the University of Lagos (UNILAG), Professor Oluwatoyin Ogundipe.
The Governing Council of the foremost institution at the end of its meeting recently (last week Friday), approved the appointment of Professor Ogundipe as the 12th Vice Chancellor of the university. Ambode’s message was conveyed in a statement signed by Mr. Habib Aruna, Chief Press Secretary to the governor.
The workaholic governor said Ogundipe’s appointment was thoroughly deserved, adding that he had over the years proved his competence in the academia. He said it was based on his professionalism and integrity that his administration deemed it fit to appoint Professor Ogundipe as the Chairman of the Lagos State Research and Innovation Council earlier in June 2017.
The statement added: “Professor Ogundipe does not need any introduction in the academic world. He has distinguished himself in the service of the prestigious University of Lagos over the years and his leadership skills are not in doubt. “Being a product of the university itself, I am proud to say that his appointment is thoroughly deserved. His proven track record in the academia is there for all to see and steadily he has risen through the ranks to the pinnacle of his career.”
The governor, while acknowledging the strides of the outgoing, UNILAG Vice Chancellor, Prof. Rahmon Bello, expressed confidence in Ogundipe his successor, whom he said would bring his wealth of experience to bear to build upon the enviable legacies of the university in the next five years.
Again the governor’s statement further said, “With Professor Ogundipe at the helm of affair of our great citadel of learning, I am totally confident that UNILAG is destined for greater heights. I want to on behalf of the people of Lagos State congratulate him and wish him the very best throughout his tenure.”