In compliance with the directive of President Muhammadu Buhari, the Senate of the the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, has recommended Prof Anthony Adebolu Elujoba for appointment as the acting Vice Chancellor of the University.
A release by the Public Relations Officer of the University, Mr. Abiodun Olarewaju, stated that after an extensive deliberation by the Senate, presided over by the Deputy Vice Chancellor (Administration), Prof Omolayo Ajayi, Elujoba was elected by massive votes of the over 200 senate members in attendance.
Prof. Elujoba is a professor of Pharmacognosis at the Obafemi Awolowo University, a Royal Society of UK Research Fellow looking into Nigerian Medicinal plants, a Public Analyst (FDA) and recipient of numerous professional awards.
He has served as acting head of Dept of Pharmacognosis, Dean, Faculty of Pharmacy, Chairman, Committee of Deans, Chairman, Faculty PG Committee/ board of studies, Research and selection committee, member Faculty review panel, Senate Rep on OAU Teaching Hospital Management board, Member Management board of natural history museum and PG board and Dean’s rep Faculty of Technology.
He is an external examiner at numerous university examinations while his involvement in research into medicinal plants has brought him into close association with persons living with HIV/AIDS who fondly refer to him as the ‘village chemist’. He is also a n alumnus of the university.
The news of the recommendation of Elujoba was greeted with wide jubilation by the workers.
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