Former president, Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) Chief Wole Olanipekun (SAN) has been appointed as the new Chairman of the Governing Council and Pro-Chancellor of Ajayi Crowther University, in Oyo State .
Proprietors of the university, Supra Diocesan Board West of the Church of Nigeria (Anglican Communion), in a letter signed by the Secretary, Supra Diocesan Board West, the Rt. Reverend Humphrey B. Olumakaiye named the legal luminary as the new pro-chancellor.
According to the diocese’s letter,” Olanipekun’s appointment was as a result of his invaluable contributions to Nigeria’s education sector and enviable record as a man of integrity and excellence”.
The Diocese added that the university is glad to be associated with Olanipekun’s exemplary performance in the legal profession and unparalleled positive contributions to the country’s development.
The diocese expressed the hope that Olanipekun’s tenure as Chairman, Governing Council and Pro-Chancellor of the institution will witness unprecedented achievements that will translate the university into a point of positive reference locally and internationally.
In his acceptance letter, Olanipekun thanked the university for the honour given to him by the appointment and pledged to put in his best to take the institution to higher heights of academic excellence.
Olanipekun also commended the calibre of men and women in the governing council, stressing that it is an assemblage of personalities of high repute who have distinguished themselves in their different callings.
Members of the Governing Council are: Mr. Toyin Okeowo, Prof. Mopelola Omoigun, Rt. Rev. Prof. M. A. Osunade, Chief M.A Aderiye.
Others are Most Rev. Dr. G. Lasebikan, Sir Prof. J.B.A Osemeikhan, Engineer Niyi Oguntoye, Prof. Mrs. Susan Ajibade, Rt. Rev. Prof. Dapo Asaju, Mr. M.O Abikoye and Hon. Justice B.O Oguntade who will be handling legal matters. (Leadership)