All Set For Inauguration Of Prof Bamire As 12th OAU VC – Management

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OAU Ile Ife

*Ife Community expresses support, says no more protest 

By; BAYO AKAMO, Ibadan

The management of the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile Ife, on Monday, said  that all is  set for the inauguration of Professor Adebayo Simeon Bamire as the 12th substantive Vice Chancellor of the university

OAU in a statement by the University’s Public Relations Officer, (PRO), Abiodun Olanrewaju stated that that the ” campus environment is cool, calm and conducive for the programme, even as adequate security preparation has been put in place to forestall any untoward occurrence.”

In the statement, OAU management emphasized that the Ife community has already given its total support for the inauguration of the the 12th substantive Vice Chancellor of the University adding that the staff, students , the entire University Community, guests and other stakeholders should disregard, in its entirety, any release threatening to disturb the peace and tranquility of OAU during the inauguration. 

” The management of the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile Ife, wishes to assure the general public, particularly those who have been specially invited to the inauguration of Professor Adebayo Simeon BAMIRE as the 12th substantive Vice Chancellor of the University, that the campus environment is cool, calm and conducive for the programme, even as adequate security preparation has been put in place to forestall any untoward occurrence”, it said.

OAU management added, ” This is sequel to a Press Statement by the Ife Community Assembly, dated 5th June, 2022, titled:  ” RE: OAU VC INAUGURATION CEREMONY – APPEAL FOR CALM: THE SUSPENDED PROTESTS REMAIN SUSPENDED” and duly signed by comrade Lawrence Awowoyin, J.P,  President, Ife Development Board; Dr. Gbolade Famoriyo, President, Ife Progressive Forum; Comrade O. Oyeyinka, President, Great Ife Movement, and their  General Secretaries  : Rotimi Omisakin, Agbeke Odunmorayo and L. Adewale, a copy of which was directly sent to the University Management via the public relations officer”.

” According to the statement: ” Consequently, on behalf of Ife Community, it is hereby declared that NO PROTEST in whatever form on the subject under reference is authorised now in Ile – Ife.   “We welcome all invited guests/persons to the inauguration of the 12th substantive OAU Vice Chancellor, assuring them of peaceful atmosphere and security, before, during and after the ceremony”.

The outgoing Vice Chancellor, Professor Eyitope Ogunbodede who would be handling over to Professor Bamire on Tuesday, 7th June, 2022, appreciated the Ife Community Assembly and urged the University Community and Ile Ife Community to live in peace and maintain their age-long cordiality.  

Professor Ogunbodede thanked all those that has contributed, one way or the other, to the overall success of his administration. He, also, pleaded for more support from the University stakeholders for his successor so that OAU will attain much greater heights and be one of the leading institutions of higher learning in Africa.

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