Bankole Taiwo, Abeokuta
The national leadership of Ijebu Youth Association (IYA) has sent their appeal to the governor of Ogun State, Prince Dapo Abiodun pleading for the confirmation of Prof Wole Banjo as the substantive Vice Chancellor of Tai Solarin University of Education (TASUED) Ijagun.
Prof Wole Banjo is said to have been appointed as the Vice Chancellor of the university in acting capacity over a year ago after his predecessor, Prof Abayomi Arigbabu was appointed as the Commissioner for Education in the state.
In a letter to Gov Dapo Abiodun, signed by the National President of the association, Comr Okikiola Fayomi, copies of which were presented to the journalists during a press briefing held at Iwe Iroyin, secretariat of Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) Ogun State Council, Abeokuta, the youth group declared that Prof Wole Banjo had so far demonstrated exceeding capacity and managerial acumen to take the ivory tower to higher height of excellence.
Addressing the press briefing, Comr. Okikiola Fayomi supported by other executives of the youth group disclosed that it was high time Prof Banjo became the substantive Vice Chancellor of the university having risen to the challenges of effective management of the school, the staff and its teeming students as well as other stakeholders since his appointment for over a year.
Fayomi explained that “Prof Wole Banjo is no doubt a thoroughbred academician of repute and administrator par excellence. He had since his appointment proved beyond reasonable doubt that he has what it takes to continue to make TASUED reference point of excellent university education.
“Our dear governor should please waste no further time to immediately approve Prof Banjo as the substantive Vice Chancellor of the university. He has done so much for the university in his acting capacity and will surely do so much more if our governor, Prince Dapo Abiodun will graciously approve his confirmation as the substantive Vice Chancellor of the university”.
Okikiola further lauded Gov Abiodun for his massive investment and sincere commitment to repositioning the education sector in the state saying that the youth group would also leave no stone unturned to ensure that his second term bid suffered no hitch.