The Ladoke Akintola University of Technology (LAUTECH) Alumni Association Abuja Chapter has congratulated the New Vice-Chancellor Designate, Professor Michael Olufisayo Ologunde of the Department of Food Science and Engineering in the University who will succeed the incumbent Vice-Chancellor, Professor Adeniyi Suleiman Gbadegesin.
The Chapter represented by the Chariperson, Dr Mrs. Toyin Ajenifujah-Solebo and the Secretary, Mr Kunle Adigun made it known that it is a new dawn for the University as a new Vice Chancellor Designate alongside other Principal Officers that have been selected to lead the affairs of the institution.
According to the duo, “Being a foundation member of the staff of the institution, we believe that the new Vice Chancellor Designate have a full understanding of the institution and he will reposition the institution to an enviable status which it belonged to in the comity of tertiary institutions in the country.”
“We are proud alumni of LAUTECH and we have gladly represented the institution across the globe. We would want the younger generation to also be confident in representing the institution. We want to urge the state governments and the VC-Designate to evolve strategies that will put an end to the perennial strikes that the institution has been lately renowned for,” they added.
They also commended the state governors of Oyo and Osun States namely Senator Isiaka Ajimobi and Mr. Gboyega Oyetola and the Governing Council for the transparent way in which the new officers were selected.
Professor Ologunde born in 1954 hails from Ajagunlase-Iwo in Ola-Oluwa local government, Osun state. He had his first degree from the University of Nsukka; his Masters’ degree at the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife and his PhD at the Ladoke Akintola University of Technology. He is a fellow of the Nigerian Institute of Food Science and Technology and a member of the World Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.
Other appointments that has been made are Dr Kayode Ogunleye as the new Registrar and Mr Abayomi Okediji as the new Bursar. All these new officers are expected to assume office on February 14, 2019.