Billionaire Folorunso Alakija reappointed UNIOSUN’s chancellor

Folorunso Alakija

Businesswoman Folorunso Alakija has been reappointed as chancellor, Osun State University, Osogbo for another five-year tenure by Governor Gboyega Oyetola.

The varsity’s spokesman Ademola Adesoji in a statement on Monday said the billionaire was reappointed based on her track record.

The statement described Mrs Alakija as a lover of education, philanthropist of note and resourceful education manager “as demonstrated during her first tenure in office.”

Adesoji further explained that in the re-appointment letter, Mr Oyetola expressed his delight to re-appoint Alakija as the chancellor of the university for the second term of five years beginning from March 9, 2021.

The statement further quoted Oyetola as saying, “In recognition of your outstanding performance and contribution to the development of Osun State University during your first tenure as the Chancellor of the University, and in the exercise of the power conferred upon me in paragraph 1 (2) of First Schedule to the Osun State University Law in 2006, I am delighted to re-appoint you as the Chancellor of the Institution for the second term of five years beginning from 9th of March, 2021.”

Meanwhile, UNIOSUN vice-chancellor Prof. Labode Popoola, while reacting to the reappointment, thanked Oyetola for reappointing Alakija, saying her first tenure in the office gave birth to lot of physical and infrastructural developments in the university.