FUTA inaugurates first female Vice Chancellor, tasks her on staff welfare
VC charges varsity community on teamwork for new heights
The Pro-Chancellor of Federal University of Technology Akure (FUTA), Godknows Igali (OON), has urged the new Vice-Chancellor (VC) of the institution, Prof. Adenike Oladiji, to prioritise the welfare of workers.
Igali, who is also the Chairman of the Council, said this yesterday in Akure during the inauguration of Oladiji as the first female and eighth substantive VC of the university.
He said: “One question of great concern is the importance of according topmost priority to the welfare of members of the university community.
“The welfare of all sections of the university community must be taken very seriously and be rest assured that I will do my best to assist and support you in this respect.”
He said that the election process that produced the new VC was painstakingly done with honesty, fairness and transparency to produce the best candidate.
Oladiji, who expressed willingness to take the onerous task, gave the assurance that the gains of FUTA in the past years would be sustained, improved upon and evolved on global strategies to secure the future.
She said: “I wholeheartedly extend the hand of fellowship to others who aspired for the position, and I solicit their support and co-operation to move the university to greater heights.
“I must say at this juncture that many have extended hand of fellowship. I, therefore, salute your maturity and urge you to please let us join hands as we start a new phase in the history of FUTA. I am humbled by the many congratulatory messages.”
The professor of Biochemistry listed her focus to include improved Internally-Generated Revenue (IGR), members of staff and students’ welfare, capacity building, research and infrastructural development and positive impacts on host communities, among others.