– VC Charges Public Office Holders
UNAAB VC, Prof. Oluwafemi Balogun (arrowed), stressing a point while, to his Right is Hon. Samuel Williams with his entourage and top staffers of the University (Left).
The Vice-Chancellor, University of Agriculture, Abeokuta, Professor Oluwafemi Olaiya Balogun has charged public office holders in the country, to contribute meaningfully to the overall development of tertiary institutions and education at large.
Prof. Balogun gave the charge when a national lawmaker, representing Abeokuta South Federal Constituency, Hon. Samuel Segun Williams, paid the University Management a courtesy call, at the Council Chamber, recently.
The Vice-Chancellor expressed joy at the visit, pointing out that Hon. William was the only one from the State out of all the newly elected public office holders, that have so far identified with the University.
He admonished the lawmaker to step-up his relationship with the University by contributing his quota to its development.
Professor Balogun recalled with dismay that out of all the elected office holders, especially those who served in the last dispensation, only two of them identified with the University.
According to him, they included Senator Iyabo Obasanjo-Bello (Ogun Central) and the former Speaker, House of Representatives, Rt. Hon Dimeji Bankole.
The Vice-Chancellor stated that while Senator Obasanjo-Bello offered students of the College of Veterinary Medicine (COLVET) free Lectures, Speaker Bankole endowed the University with a magnificent Administrative and Hostel buildings.
He charged Hon. Williams and other elected office-holders in Ogun State and Nigeria at large, to be part of the development of education, especially tertiary institutions in their constituencies, by taking cues from Senator Obasanjo-Bello and Hon. Bankole.
Prof. Balogun, who also recalled that in the last dispensation, some federal lawmakers from the North, donated their Constituencies Project Allowances to the development of a First-Generation University, called on their Southern counterparts to borrow a leaf from them.