AKEREDOLU EXPRESSES CONCERN OVER TURN OF THINGS AT OAU.
Written by awawa on March 23, 2022
Chairman of the South-West Governors’ Forum and Governor of Ondo State, Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, SAN, has expressed concern over the turn of events at Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU), Ile-Ife.
This is following the crisis trailing the appointment of Prof. Adebayo Bamire as the institution’s 12th substantive Vice-Chancellor.
The protest by indigenes of Ile-Ife and traditionalists against Bamire’s appointment, according to Akeredolu, an alumnus of the University, is sickening.
He said it was a display of an attitude alien to academia that must be completely condemned.
On Monday, several Ife residents invaded the varsity’s campus carrying charms and other fetish objects to protest the appointment of new OAU VC who was not a native of the town.
In a statement he personally signed, Akeredolu said that the development was a sign of massive rot in academics, as well as a sign of pervasive decadence in the country.