The Vice-Chancellor, Federal University of
Agriculture, Abeokuta (FUNAAB), Professor
Olusola Bandele Oyewole has stated that the
strength of the University depends on the
orientation of people working there.
Professor Oyewole disclosed this on Wednesday,
at the 5th Senior Staff Association of Nigerian
Universities (SSANU), Federal University of
Agriculture, Abeokuta (FUNAAB) Lecture Series,
held at Professor Mahmood Yakubu Lecture
Making reference to the third stanza, line five
of the Solidarity Song of Nigeria Labour
Congress (NLC) titled, ‘Solidarity Forever’ that
was rendered by the members of the Union and
part of which says, “We can bring to birth a
new world”, the Vice-Chancellor said that
FUNAAB too must bring to birth a new world.
Professor Oyewole, however, described
leadership as one with a great grip and causing
other people to hold the grip, adding that
leaders also make road where there is no road
and make other people to pass through, so as to
make life better.
Reiterating his commitment to transparent
leadership and to make FUNAAB a world-class
University, the Vice-Chancellor declared that
“Great SSANU” should equate to” Greater
FUNAAB”. Professor Oyewole expressed gratitude
to SSANU for its “great work” in the University,
calling on the Association not to relent in
assisting FUNAAB to become a model.
Earlier in his Welcome Address, the Chairman of
the Union, Comrade Abdussobur Olayiwola
Salaam described the Lecture as one of the
Union’s little contributions to knowledge
building and development.
According to him, “We have attempted to use the
lecture series as a sounding board to addressing
contemporary social and political issues, health,
work ethics and even death.” He, however,
reminisced on the past Lecturers who had
addressed various aspects of life; they were:
Barrister Bimbo Atilola, Chief Afe Babalola SAN,
Chief (Mrs.) Mojisola Ladipo, mni and Professor
Charles Alebiosu.