The Acting Vice-Chancellor, University of Ibadan, Prof. Adebola Babatunde Ekanola, has congratulated His Eminence, the Sultan of Sokoto and Chancellor, University of Ibadan, Alhaji Muhammad Sa’ad Abubakar III, on his 65th birthday.
In a statement by the University’s Director of Public Communication, Mr. Olatunji Oladejo, the Acting VC described the leader of the Ummah in Nigeria and Co-Chairman of Nigeria’s Inter-Religious Council as a diligent, selfless, peaceful, friendly, amicable, thoughtful leader and father who continues to use his royal position, not for any personal gain but for service to the Almighty God and humanity.
Ekanola said the Chancellor’s leadership in the University of Ibadan was admirable, sterling and continues to guarantee a continuing relationship between him and the premier institution in Nigeria.
He affirmed further that “the efforts His Eminence put forth to deliver high-quality benefaction to the University is commendable.”
Ekanola added: “The entire University of Ibadan community values His Eminence and all he does for our institutional progress.
“The dedication and hard work of His Eminence in peace advocacy and conflicts resolution and his ability to take every task with utmost sincerity is very impressive and highly inspirational to many. He is indeed a worthy national leader and father.
“The University of Ibadan is blessed to have His Eminence as its leader at this critical period in the life of our university.”
Prof. Ekanola noted that the Chancellor’s record of service and influence in the University and Nigeria remains strong and enduring.
“On behalf of Council, Senate, Congregation, Management, staff and students of the first and the best university in the country, the University of Ibadan, I convey my heartiest best wishes to our highly esteemed Chancellor”, the Acting VC said.