Folorunso Alakija Appointed UNIOSUN Chancellor
The Governor of Osun state and the visitor to Osun State University, UNISOUN, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola has announced the appointment of Mrs. Folorunso Alakija, as the second Chancellor of the University.
The pioneer Chancellor being His Imperial Majesty, the late Ooni of Ife, Oba Okunade Sijuwade whose five year tenure lapsed in 2014.
The appointment, which according to a statement by the Governor’s spokesperson, Mr. Semiu Okanlawon, takes immediate effect and will be for a period of five years.
Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola, while congratulating the new Chancellor, said Mrs. Alakija’s antecedent and sterling qualities as a God-fearing woman, a person of honour, integrity and successful business woman would no doubt impact positively on the running of Osun State University.
The Governor also pointed out that the Government of Osun would look forward to a great working relationship with the new Chancellor as she leads Osun State University, Osogbo, to a new height of excellence.
In her acceptance letter addressed to the Governor, Mrs. Alakija said, “It is with pleasure that I receive and accept the appointment as the Chancellor of the University of Osun State. I pray for God’s grace and strength to execute my duties as Chancellor of the University during my five-year tenure.”
Mrs. Folorunso Alakija is a businesswoman who has forayed into uncharted territories. She is a philanthropist with a sincere desire to help the needy, an icon with an infallible sense of style, a loving wife, a caring mother and doting grandmother.
Educated in Europe, she first embarked on a career in office administration and later went into banking where she remained, until she took a leap of faith and followed her creative calling to establish her own business.
The investiture of the second Chancellor of Osun State University will take place during the forth- coming Convocation ceremonies of the University.