Ahead of the 80th birthday of the Alaafin of Oyo, Oba Lamidi Olayiwola Adeyemi, the management of Crescent University, Abeokuta, Ogun State, Southwest Nigeria, has paid a courtesy visit to the eminent Yoruba, who is its chancellor.
A 3-man delegation comprising the Vice Chancellor,Prof. Ibraheem Gbajabiamila, Registrar,Barr. Zakariyya Ajibola and the Public Relations Officer, Mr Idris Katib visited the monarch in his palace in Oyo to deliver the greetings of the institution’s proprietor, Prince Bola Ajibola.
The 10th convocation of the university which was originally to happen on Saturday, was specifically shifted to Saturday 20th October,2018 to give room for a full participation of the university as an honour to its chancellor.
Welcoming the team, Oba Adeyemi lauded Prince Bola Ajibola’s contributions to the education sector and also renewed his commitment to the growth of Crescent University.
Having been involved in lifting more than ten universities, the Alaafin said he would ensure the upliftment of the university during his tenure as chancellor.
Speaking earlier, the Vice Chancellor, Prof. Ibraheem Gbajabiamila, delivered the goodwill message of the proprietor, Prince Ajibola and the entire university staff and students to wish Alaafin a happy birthday in advance
He also handed over programme of the 10th convocation of the uiversity to him.
Oba Adeyemi will be chairing the 10th convocation while the Pro-Chancellor and Chairman of Governing Council, Alhaji (Dr) Najib Husseini Adamu, the Emir of Kazaure will also be in attendance.
Three personalities namely Alhaji Sakariyau Babalola, President,Muslim Ummah of Southwest Nigeria(MUSWEN), Prof. A.B.O. Soboyejo of the Ohio State University,Columbus,Ohio,
United States of America and Mr Abbey Onas,Group Managing Director, ZGM Investment Group of Companies,Lagos will be honoured with Doctor of Science Honoris Causa in Business Administration, Biology and Business Administration respectively.