The Vice Chancellor of the University of Ilorin, Prof. Wahab Olasupo Egbewole, SAN, has congratulated the
Governor of Kwara State, Mallam AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq, on his re-election for a second term, describing
it as a reward for his outstanding performance in the last four years and a clarion call to do more in the next
In a press statement made available to newsmen in Ilorin by the University’s Director of Corporate
Affairs, Mr Kunle Akogun, the Vice Chancellor said that the management, staff and students of the University
were not surprised by the renewal of the Governor’s mandate, noting that Mallam AbdulRazaq actually earned
Prof. Egbewole added that the efforts of the Governor in ensuring that he leaves the stare better than it
was when he assumed duties in 2019, particularly in the realms of peace building, provision of quality
education and massive infrastructural development, among others, are not hidden.
Prof. Egbewole specifically commended the Governor for embarking on the construction of a flyover
bridge at Tanke area of Ilorin, saying that the project, when completed, would certainly enhance transportation
to and from the main campus of the University and other surrounding places.
He thanked the government and people of Kwara State for their consistent support to the University
over the years, saying that more of such positive collaborations are expected.
Prof. Egbewole also thanked the Governor for finding several graduates of the University worthy of
holding sensitive positions in his administration as he noted that products of the University in different fields
are deliberately trained and equipped to serve the people selflessly and competently in various capacities they
He appealed to the Governor to assist in the constant maintenance of the Tunde Idiagbon Road, which
connects the University to the town for smooth sailing as he also appealed for the illumination of the road to
ensure the security of lives and property of the people of the area who are the hosts of many of the University’s students residing there.
The Professor of Jurisprudence and International Law assured the Governor and the people of the State
that the University of Ilorin would continue to support the developmental strides of the state through relevant
researches and other forms of meaningful community services by the staff and students of the University.