AN ADDRESS DELIVERED BY THE VICE-CHANCELLOR, PROFESSOR OLAYEMI AKINWUMI ON THE OCCASION OF THE 13TH INAUGURAL LECTURE OF FEDERAL UNIVERSITY LOKOJA ON WEDNESDAY 5TH JULY, 2023
It is with great pleasure and a sense of profound honour that I stand before you today as the Vice-Chancellor of Federal University Lokoja to welcome you all to the 13th Inaugural Lecture. This occasion holds special significance for our institution as we gather here to celebrate knowledge, academic excellence, and the remarkable achievements of one of our esteemed academic, Professor Ezra Shiloba Gbaje.
Today, we have the privilege of witnessing Professor Gbaje’s lecture titled ‘’Beyond Digitization: Access and Preservation.’’ This thought-provoking title speaks volumes about the ever-evolving landscape of digital technology and the challenges it poses to us as a custodian of knowledge.
Professor Gbaje’s selection as the distinguished lecturer for this prestigious event is a testament to his unwavering commitment to research, teaching, and the pursuit of academic excellence. His illustrious career in his field, coupled with his invaluable contributions to our institution, has earned him the respect and admiration of his peers and students alike. Today, we gather here not only to celebrate his accomplishments but also to learn from his vast knowledge and experience.
Ladies and gentlemen, the 13th Inaugural Lecture is a testament to our unwavering dedication to the dissemination of knowledge and the pursuit of intellectual growth. It serves as a platform to foster meaningful discussions, exchange ideas, and encourage interdisciplinary collaboration. I urge all of you, faculty members, students, and esteemed guests, to actively engage in the lecture and take full advantage of this opportunity to expand your horizons.
To Professor Gbaje, I extend my heartfelt congratulations on this well-deserved honour. Your selection as the distinguished lecturer for this occasion is a testament to your remarkable contributions to the field and your commitment to advancing knowledge. We eagerly await your lecture and are certain that it will be a source of inspiration for all of us.
I would also like to express my gratitude to the organizing Committee, faculty members, and staff who have worked tirelessly to make this event a reality. Your dedication and hard work are commendable, and I thank you for ensuring that this inaugural lecture is a resounding success.
Once again, I extend a warm welcome to each and every one of you. Thank you, and may this 13th Inaugural Lecture be a truly enriching experience for us all.
Professor Olayemi Akinwumi
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