FCT Minister of State, Dr. Ramatu Tijjani Aliyu, has hailed the appointment of Professor Olayemi Akinwumi, as the new Vice Chancellor of the Federal University- Lokoja.
The minister noted that the appointment was indeed testament to Akinwumi’s legendary scholarship in African History.
She also commended the State Governor, Alhaji Yahaya Adoza Bello, in appointing Akinwumi as the first indigenous Vice Chancellor of Federal University- Lokoja.
Aliyu described the appointment of Akinwumi as a blessing to the state, stressing that the erudite scholar who was until his new appointment a Professor of African History and the Deputy Vice Chancellor (Academics) of Nassarawa State University- Keffi, would bring to bear his wealth of academic and administrative experiences in charting a new course for the Institution.
She affirmed that Akinwumi’s quest for knowledge and perfection would be an added advantage to the University.
While celebrating with the people of Kogi State over the appointment, she however called on the University community to rise up to the occasion by dedicating themselves to positively turning around the fortunes of the Institution.