Ondo State Governor, Oluwarotimi Akeredolu has approved the appointment of Prof. Ige Olugbenga as the substantive Vice-Chancellor of Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba-Akoko (AAUA).
In a press statement on Monday in Akure, Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, Richard Olatunde, said the appointment took effect from Wednesday for a single term of five years.
He said that the professor was the acting Vice-Chancellor of the university before his appointment.
According to him, the governor’s approval is in line with the exercise of his powers under paragraph 3 (8) of schedule 1 of Adekunle Ajasin University’s law.
“A letter conveying the appointment of the new Vice-Chancellor, which was addressed to the university’s Chancellor, and Chairman of Council, was signed by the Chief of Staff to the governor, Chief Olugbenga Ale.
“The letter indicated that Governor Akeredolu approved Prof. Olugbenga’s appointment, having been found appointable.
“Governor Akeredolu assures the university community of his administration’s commitment to prioritising home-grown eggheads for effective management of the institution,” he said.
Olatunde said Akeredolu, who congratulated the professor, urged him to work assiduously for the development of the institution.