UNIOSUN Holds Valedictory Lecture For Outgoing V.C, Prof. Labode Popoola
The outgoing Vice Chancellor of the Osun State University have been described as a thorough bred academic and an astute administrator imbued with exemplary ability to creatively manage men and resources to achieve their optimum. Governor of Osun, Mr Adegboyega Oyetola stated this today while delivering his speech at the valedictory lecture held in honour of Prof. Labode Popoola, the outgoing Vice Chancellor of Osun State University. The Governor, who was represented by the State Commissioner for Education, Hon. Folorunso Oladoyin said the massive infrastructural development and academic feats achieved under Prof. Labode's watch are signs of his ability to work with the highest echelons of the leadership of the University. According to him",Prof. will be remembered more as a creative and innovative leader who knows how to turn adversity into prosperity because during the lockdown, occasioned by the raging Covid-19 pandemic, Prof. Popoola put UNIOSUN on the national and world map as the first public university to host virtual convocation in Nigeria, thus opening the gate for virtual hosting of events at the nation's University. "I am proud to work with Prof. Popoola as the University Visitor, and in expressing this pride, I carry with the concurrence of the Chancellor of the University, Apostle Mrs. Folorunso Alakija and the Pro chancellor Mallam Yusuf Ali(SAN) , two distinguished Nigerian philanthropists,whose generosity has impacted the University in an enduring manner", he stated. While also appreciating the cooperation of the staff and students of the University,Prof. Labode Popoola said it's been a privilege to serve the University in the last five years as the Vice Chancellor. He expressed assurance that he is leaving a better University than he met it, enthusing that it is now a university that can hold its own both nationally and internationally.