Professor Akinwumi Appointed Vice-Chancellor, Federal University Lokoja - Details of the Press Briefing
The Governing Council of the Federal University Lokoja has appointed
Professor Olayemi Akinwumi as the third Vice-Chancellor of the tertiary
Chairman of the Council, Senator Chris Adighije, announced this on
Friday, 18th December, 2020 on the premises of the University in the Kogi State capital.
He explained that the process of the appointment of a new
Vice-Chancellor started in September when the Institution declared that the
position would be vacant in February, 2021 through publication in a national
Senator Adighije noted that following the publication, the Council
received 81 applications from various parts of the country.
He added that the applications were subjected to due process and a
search party was constituted to look for people that were qualified but did not
apply, leading to the shortlisting of 20 out of 81 applicants.
The Council Chairman stated that the selection board, made up of two
External Members of the Council and two Internal Members from the Senate of the
Institution and himself, met on Thursday and conducted interviews for 14
applicants who appeared before the board.
He said at the end of the interviews that lasted a few hours, the
selection board came up with three names according to their scores.
“Professor Olayemi Durotimi Akinwumi, who is currently the Deputy
Vice-Chancellor of Nasarawa State University came first, Professor Akintayo
Emmanuel Temitope from Ekiti State came second, while Professor Krekere Tawari
Fufeye from Bayelsa came third.
“The Council met this morning (Friday) to deliberate on the names
and approved the appointment of Professor Olayemi Durotimi Akinwumi as the
third Vice-Chancellor of the Federal University Lokoja to take over from
Professor Angela Freeman Miri whose tenure would soon elapse,” Senator Adighije
He described the process of selection as a seamless one and thanked
the members of the Council for their patience and perseverance which led to the
peaceful conduct of the appointment of the new Vice-Chancellor.
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