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UNIBEN VC vows to pursue vision of founding fathers

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Prof. Lilian Salami, the Vice-Chancellor, University of Benin (UNIBEN) has vowed to vigorously pursue the vision of the founding fathers to make the institution rank among the best in the world.

Salami made this known during the 50th Founder’s Day Inter-Faith thanksgiving service in UNIBEN main auditorium on Monday.

She said the event was special as it marked the 50 years of the existence of the notable institution of higher learning established as a model for others to emulate.

“But for the unfortunate incidence of COVID-19 pandemic which has brought the entire world to its knees, this would have been a truly golden celebration.

“As the 10th substantive vice chancellor of this great institution, let me reaffirm my commitment and dedication to building on the platform of achievement by my predecessors as we work to take the University of Benin to the pedestal of a modern and world class institution.

“I, therefore, stand to serve our diverse student community and promise to encourage everyone who is committed to positive change for this great institution in whatever way possible,” she said.

According to her, the last 50 years, the University of Benin has contributed in supplying its fair share of leaders across different spheres of the nation’s political, industrial and economic sectors.

Salami said that staff of the university were committed to pursuing the vision of the founding fathers to make  the institution world best and creating innovative abilities of the Nigerian people.

She said the institution was also committed to the goal of developing the human mind to be creative, innovative and competent in their areas of specialisation, knowledgeable in entrepreneurship and dedicated to service as the university’s mission statement charges.

“In the years ahead, we shall continue to deploy cutting edge technologies to build human capacity so as to make the University of Benin a world-class educational institution and an innovation as well as technology hub in Africa.

“I appreciate Papa Felix Omobude, the National President of the Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria, who honoured our invitation at a short notice because of his love of our university.

“The sacrifices of our resident religious ministers are also not unnoticed including Venerable Osaze Egbenusi, Rev. Fr. Andrew Obiyan and Prof. B.A Ayinde; may God reward your labours of love,” she said.

Prof. David Izekor, the Deputy Vice Chancellor (Academic) UNIBEN, commended the staff of the institution for working hard to move the university to greater heights.

Rev. Felix Omobude, the National President of the Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria, thanked God for making the UNIBEN known all over the world.

“This university has produced great men and women who have become great leaders in our country,” he said.

Prof. David Izekor, the Deputy Vice Chancellor (Academic) UNIBEN, commended the staff of the institution for working hard to move the university to greater heights.

Rev. Felix Omobude, the National President of the Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria, thanked God almighty for making the University of Benin(UNIBEN) known all over the world.

“This university has produced great men and women, who have become great leaders in our country, ” he said.

Edited By: Grace Yussuf
(NAN)

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