The Ohinoyi of
Ebira Land and Acting President, Kogi State Council of Chiefs, His Royal
Majesty, Alhaji (Dr.) Ado Ibrahim CON has said that he would institutionalize
an Annual Royalty Award for Overall Best Graduating Student of Federal
University Lokoja, to encourage hard work and promote healthy competitions amongst
students of the University.
disclosed during a courtesy visit to the Royal Father by the Vice-Chancellor,
Professor Olayemi Akinwumi and his Management Team at his beautiful palace in
Okene on April 7, 2021.
In his address,
the Vice-Chancellor, Professor Olayemi Akinwumi thanked the Ohinoyi for his
fatherly role and the support he has given to the University since inception.
The Vice-Chancellor equally used the opportunity to present some key demands,
among which was the plea that the Ohinoyi should institutionalize an Annual
Royalty Award for the Overall Best Graduating Student or Best Graduating
Student from any Faculty or Department of his choice, of which the Royal Father,
without hesitation, gladly gave his nod.
request made by the Vice-Chancellor was that His Royal Majesty should use his
good office to persuade the State Government to make good its promises to the University,
one of which was with regard to constructing a perimeter fence at the University
Permanent Site (Felele Campus), in order to guarantee safety of lives and
properties, as well as provide a sense of security to staff and students of the
Akinwumi, while soliciting more support of the revered Traditional Ruler, appealed
to him to rally the illustrious sons and daughters of Ebira Land to throw their
weights behind his developmental agenda for the University, adding that any project
or structure built by any of such good-spirited individuals would be named after
response, the Ohinoyi of Ebira Land, who was highly elated for the visit,
pledged his unalloyed support for the administration, assuring that he would
continue to give maximum support for education in the State.
Majesty stated that the Royalty Prize for Best Graduating Student would take
effect from the next Convocation Ceremony of the University, and expressed
willingness to support the administration of Prof. Olayemi Akinwumi in his bid
to making FUL a 21st Century University. He commended the
Vice-Chancellor for his forthrightness and openness in the administration of
the University since he took over the mantle of leadership, saying he was
highly impressed by his uncommon humility and prayed for his success.
the University Management to ensure a conducive and friendly atmosphere that would
encourage crossbreed of fresh ideas and attract funding, the Ohinoyi warned against
half-baked education that could jeopardize the dream of raising future leaders
for the nation. He urged teachers to inculcate in their students “finisher mentality”
by taking pride not only in starting but finishing any project they embark
entourage of the Vice-Chancellor during the courtesy visit were Professor M.S.
Audu, Deputy Vice-Chancellor; Mr. Benjamin Mshebwala representing the
Registrar; Dr. (Mrs) Sara Dauda Yani, University Librarian; Mr. Atanze Syrenius
Elogun representing the Bursar; Mr. Emmanuel Obafemi, Senior Special Assistant (SSA) to the
Vice-Chancellor; Mr. Olukayode Adedayo Ojo, Acting Director, Physical Planning
and Development Department (PP&DD), and Mr. Bello Emmanuel, University Public
Relations Officer, amongst others.
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