Osun State Governor Rauf Aregbesola has appointed the third richest woman of African descent in the world, Mrs. Folorunso Alakija, as the Chancellor of Osun State University, Osogbo.
A statement by the Director of the Bureau of Communication and Strategy, Office of the Governor, Mr. Semiu Okanlawon, said the five-year appointment takes immediate effect.
The statement noted that Statute 3(1) (a) and Statute 5 of the Osun State University Law (2006) provides that the university shall have a chancellor, who shall, in relation to the university, take precedence before all other members of the university and, when he is present, shall preside at all meetings of Convocation held for conferring degrees, diplomas, certificates and other awards.
Congratulating of the new chancellor, Aregbesola noted that Mrs. Alakijaâ€™s antecedent and virtues as a God-fearing woman, a person of honour, integrity and a successful business woman would impact positively on the running of Osun State University.
The governor said the government would look forward to a great working relationship with the new chancellor as she leads the university to greater heights.