The tenure of office of the University Librarian, Mr. Abayomi Agboola expires on Tuesday, May 24, 2011.
Mr. Agboola took-over from the pioneer University Librarian, Dr. Taofiq Salisu, currently the Director of the Institute for Human Resources Development (INHURD), on May 25, 2001 and was re-appointed for another five-year tenure on May 25, 2006.
Mr. Agboola has therefore expressed his appreciation to the University’s Governing Council as well as the Management for the opportunity to serve the University on two occasions while he lauded the incumbent Vice-Chancellor, Professor Oluwafemi Balogun for the support, encouragement and cooperation to effectively discharge his responsibilities.
The out-going University Librarian noted with nostalgia, the tremendous progress in the Library in the last four years, particularly the establishment of three College Libraries, construction of the modern Library building for INHURD and the massive recruitment of Librarians, which he noted has “tripled the number on ground as at May 2007”.
Mr. Agboola also commended the initiative for the expansion of the Work Study Programme in the Library which had afforded many financially-challenged students, the opportunity of part-time employment.
In reminiscent, Mr. Agboola enthused, “this exhilarating experience and opportunity will be etched in my memory for the remaining part of my life”.
The Vice-Chancellor, Professor Oluwafemi Balogun had on behalf of the entire University appreciated the invaluable contributions of the out-going University Librarian to the development of the institution, wishing him well in his future endeavours.