A professor of Plant Pathology and Mycology, Ololade Enikuomehin, has been appointed as Acting Vice Chancellor of the Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta, Ogun State.
Enikuomehin was before now the Deputy Vice Chancellor (Development).
The development came two weeks after Nigerian Government suspended the former VC, Prof. Olusola Oyewole.
At a handover ceremony on Wednesday, the Registrar and Secretary to Council, Mr. Mathew Ayoola, said the Senate of the university at its special meeting recommended the appointment of Enikuomehin with effect from May 24, 2017.
The Pro Chancellor and Chairman, Governing Council of the university, Dr. Aboki Zhawa, commended Oyewole, for the period he served as the Chief Executive Officer.
Responding, Oyewole, thanked 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.
Enikuomehin obtained his Bachelor of Science degree from the Bendel State University, Ekpoma, Edo State; and Master’s as well as Doctorate degrees from the University of Ibadan. He was the Best Graduating M.Sc. student in 1990.
He is a member of several science societies, which include the Nigerian Society for Plant Protection, Organic Agriculture Project in Tertiary Institutions in Nigeria and the American Phytopathological Society.
He has served the university in several capacities such as the Chairman, Committee of Deans and Directors; Member, University Governing Council; and Member, Anti-Corruption and Transparency Committee of FUNAAB.
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