Professors have been elected to represent Senate at the 3rd
Governing Council of Federal University Lokoja, they are: Professor Matthew
Ola-Rotimi Ajayi, Professor Jacqueline Azumi Badaki, Professor Joseph Abel and
Professor Benjamin Dauda. The four distinguished Academics emerged in a
peaceful election that took place on Tuesday, 15th September, 2020
at the Senate Chambers, Adankolo Campus of the University.
her remarks, the Vice-Chancellor, Professor Angela Freeman Miri, who chaired
the session as the Chairman of Senate, congratulated the new Representatives of
Senate in Council and wished them the very best of luck in their new
responsibilities. She equally thanked Members of Senate for their cooperation
and for creating a conducive atmosphere to conduct the transparent election.
Vice-Chancellor noted that Council would be pleased with the conclusion of the
elections, as it will allow Council to conclude the composition of its various Committees,
including the Search Team for the Process of Selection of the next Vice-Chancellor,
as well as the Selection Team to conduct interview for shortlisted applicants, for
the positions of Bursar and the University Librarian respectively.
on behalf of the winners, Professor Matthew Ola-Rotimi Ajayi, who polled the
highest votes, assured Members of quality representation, maintaining that the
interest of Senate and the University will be uppermost in their hearts. While
thanking Members for the mandate given to them, Professor Ajayi harped on the
need for inclusiveness, unity of purpose and unity of direction in order to
build a university that the next generation would be proud of, saying it was a
call to selfless service.
Professor Jacqueline Azumi Badaki, who is the second female Representative in
Council, thanked Members for the confidence reposed in them and prayed for
God’s wisdom in carrying out the onerous task of representing Senate at the 3rd
Governing Council. Also, she promised to promote peace and be a voice for the
women folk in the University.
would recall that at the 4th Meeting of the Congregation held earlier,
two (2) distinguished Members of the Congregation were elected as Internal
Members in the 3rd Governing Council, while two (2) additional
Members were elected to serve on the Council’s Search Team for the Selection
Process of a new Vice-Chancellor for the University, according to the Universities
(Miscellaneous Provisions) Act No. 11 of 1993 as Amended.
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