An Acting Vice-Chancellor has been appointed for the University. He is Professor Ololade Enikuomehin of the Department of Crop Protection, College of Plant Science and Crop Production (COLPLANT) of the University. The Senate of the University, at its special meeting, recommended the appointment of an Acting Vice-Chancellor, in accordance with extant laws of the University. Consequently, the Governing Council, at its 94th Meeting, approved the recommendation of Senate and appointed Professor Enikuomehin, a Professor of Plant Pathology and Mycology, as the Acting Vice-Chancellor with effect from May 24, 2017.
At the handing over ceremony, the newly-appointed Pro-Chancellor and Chairman, Governing Council of the University, Dr. (Barr.) Aboki Zhawa, congratulated the immediate past Vice-Chancellor, Professor Olusola Oyewole, for the period he served as the Chief Executive Officer of the University. The Pro-Chancellor, who had earlier embarked on a tour around facilities in the University, stated that he was impressed with the serenity of the environment and beautiful landscape, saying “I am impressed with what I have seen”, as he wished Professor Oyewole success in his future endeavours, while thanking him for completing the ongoing physical structures he met on ground, when he assumed office.
The immediate past Vice-Chancellor, while handing-over, expressed gratitude to the past and present Council members, Deputy Vice-Chancellors, staff and the entire University community for the co-operation and support given to him during his tenure in office. He assured that the University was in good hands with the new Acting Vice-Chancellor, as well as the Pro-Chancellor and Chairman, Governing Council. Congratulating the new Acting Vice-Chancellor, Dr. Zhawa wished him the very best in office and assured him of the Governing Council’s support and co-operation. The Pro-Chancellor, who stated that he would operate on the policy of always giving his best in whatever he does, charged the Acting Vice-Chancellor to do same.
It would be recalled that at the first Consultative Meeting of the Governing Council of FUNAAB, held recently in Abuja, the new Pro-Chancellor had expressed the readiness of the Governing Council to work tirelessly for the upliftment of the University within the next four years, while calling for the support and co-operation of all stakeholders in the University, he said the new Council would operate by following laid down rules and regulations, to avoid any administrative mistake.
The Acting Vice-Chancellor obtained his Bachelor of Science degree from the Bendel State University, Ekpoma and Master’s, as well as Doctorate degrees from the University of Ibadan. Professor Enikuomehin was the Best Graduating M.Sc Student in 1990. He is a member of several learned societies, which include the Nigerian Society for Plant Protection, Organic Agriculture Project in Tertiary Institutions in Nigeria and the American Phytopathogical Society. He has served the University in several capacities such as Dean, Postgraduate School; the Chairman, Committee of Deans and Directors; Member, University Governing Council; and Member, Anti-Corruption\ and Transparency Committee of FUNAAB. Professor Enikuomehin has supervised several graduate and postgraduate students and has published many books, monographs and journal articles. Until his appointment, he was the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Development) of the University.