The Federal University of Lokoja has gotten a new and third Vice Chancellor, Professor Olayemi Akinwumi, who emerged the choice of the Governing Council among 81 applicants.
The Chairman of the Council, Senator Chris Adighije, made this known on Friday on the premises of the university in the Kogi State capital, explaining that the process of the appointment of a new vice-chancellor started in September when the institution declared the position vacant through publication in a national newspaper.
Adighije noted that following the publication, the Council received 81 applications from various parts of the country, and all of the applications were subjected to due process. A search party was also constituted to look out for people that who qualify for the position but did not apply. All of these, he said, led to the shortlisting of 20 out of 81 applicants, and interviews were conducted for 14 applicants who appeared before the board. Read also: UNILAG Appoints New Acting Vice Chancellor
“Professor Olayemi Akinwumi, who is currently the Deputy Vice-Chancellor of Nasarawa State University came first, Professor Akintayo Emmanuel Temitope from Ekiti State came second, while Professor Krekere Tawari Fufeye from Bayelsa came third. The Council met this morning (Friday) to deliberated on the names and approved the appointment of Professor Olayemi Durotimi as the third Vice-Chancellor of the Federal University, Lokoja to take over from Professor Angella Miri whose tenure has elapsed,” Senator Adighije said.