* Varsity to convoke Stakeholders’ Forum
By John Odunjo
The Vice Chancellor of Ekiti State University, Ado Ekiti, Prof. Edward Olanipekun, on Sunday marked his fourth year in office with a special thanksgiving service at the St Aquinas Catholic Church, EKSU Campus, Ado Ekiti.
The service was attended by members of the university management and their spouses, deans of faculties, directors, union leaders, members of staff, as well as friends and family members of the VC.
Prof. Olanipekun thanked God for His mercies and appreciated the immediate past Governor of Ekiti State, Dr Kayode Fayemi, for considering him worthy of the appointment.
He also thanked Governor Biodun Oyebanji for his love and support to the university, which he said had been assisting the EKSU greatly.
The VC, while thanking all members of the university community, revealed that the “Governor Oyebanji has approved the convocation of a Stakeholders’ Forum to x-ray the challenges of the university with a view to proffering solutions capable of moving it forward”.
The Catholic Bishop of Ekiti Diocese, Most Revd Femi Ajakaye, charged all members of the university community to allow the spirit of love to thrive and come together to reposition the institution and move it to greater heights.
Ajakaye charged the VC to stay away from negative people and sycophants for him to succeed in the tasks before him.
The bishop said, “Negative people have a problem for every solution. Do not allow the distractions of the world to be your attractions”.
Earlier, the Chaplain of the church, Rev. Father Clement Ogunlusi, read the communique of the Ibadan Catholic Bishops Ecclesiastical Province titled, “Overcoming the hard times in Nigeria” where the bishops described the current period as debilitating.
The Catholic bishops decried the current food crisis, security challenges and called on the government of President Bola Tinubu to show more seriousness in tackling the various challenges in the country.