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FUL Senate Elects Four Members as Representatives in the 3rd Governing Council


Four Professors have been elected to represent Senate at the 3rd Governing Council of Federal University Lokoja, they are: Professor Matthew Ola-Rotimi Ajayi, Professor Jacqueline Azumi Badaki, Professor Joseph Abel and Professor Benjamin Dauda. The four distinguished Academics emerged in a peaceful election that took place on Tuesday, 15th September, 2020 at the Senate Chambers, Adankolo Campus of the University.

In her remarks, the Vice-Chancellor, Professor Angela Freeman Miri, who chaired the session as the Chairman of Senate, congratulated the new Representatives of Senate in Council and wished them the very best of luck in their new responsibilities. She equally thanked Members of Senate for their cooperation and for creating a conducive atmosphere to conduct the transparent election.

The Vice-Chancellor noted that Council would be pleased with the conclusion of the elections, as it will allow Council to conclude the composition of its various Committees, including the Search Team for the Process of Selection of the next Vice-Chancellor, as well as the Selection Team to conduct interview for shortlisted applicants, for the positions of Bursar and the University Librarian respectively.

Speaking on behalf of the winners, Professor Matthew Ola-Rotimi Ajayi, who polled the highest votes, assured Members of quality representation, maintaining that the interest of Senate and the University will be uppermost in their hearts. While thanking Members for the mandate given to them, Professor Ajayi harped on the need for inclusiveness, unity of purpose and unity of direction in order to build a university that the next generation would be proud of, saying it was a call to selfless service.

Similarly, Professor Jacqueline Azumi Badaki, who is the second female Representative in Council, thanked Members for the confidence reposed in them and prayed for God’s wisdom in carrying out the onerous task of representing Senate at the 3rd Governing Council. Also, she promised to promote peace and be a voice for the women folk in the University.

You would recall that at the 4th Meeting of the Congregation held earlier, two (2) distinguished Members of the Congregation were elected as Internal Members in the 3rd Governing Council, while two (2) additional Members were elected to serve on the Council’s Search Team for the Selection Process of a new Vice-Chancellor for the University, according to the Universities (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act No. 11 of 1993 as Amended.

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