Ooni of Ife, His Imperial Majesty, Oba Adeyeye Enitan Babatunde With the Executives of Local Organizing Committee of 106th Delegates Conference of UNN Alumni Association
The Ooni of Ife, His Imperial Majesty, Oba Adeyeye Enitan Babatunde, is to lead the delegation of traditional rulers to the 106th National Executive Council/ Delegates conference of the University of Nigeria’s Alumni Association.
His Imperial Majesty made this known during the courtesy call of UNN Alumni executives to the traditional ruler as a way of paying homage and briefing him on the forth coming National Delegates Conference .
The Ooni of Ife, who is also the current Chancellor of the University welcomed the August visitors and pledged not to only be the chairman of the occasion but also to lead the delegation of traditional rulers to the 106th National conference.
Recall that CEOAFRICA reported that the meeting is scheduled to hold on the 21st of August, 2021, Time: 9am, at the Dominican University Ibadan, Samonda Campus, Oyo State.
The theme of the conference is ‘University and Nigeria: A Critical Survey.’ The Executive Governor of Oyo State, Engr. Seyi Makinde is the Chief Host and will be among the prominent dignitaries at the 106th National Executive Council/Delegates Conference. The Executive Governor is expected to declare open the conference.
It is also worthy of note that the Deputy Governor of Oyo State, Engr. Rauf Olaniyan is an alumnus of University of Nigeria and will be hosting the event alongisde the Executive Governor, Engr Seyi Makinde.
The National President of the Association, Sir Ben Okoronkwo in an interview with CEOAFRICA stated that the Association’s Delegates Conference is a platform to actively engage in intellectual and critical discourse on the challenges facing Nigeria University Education.
Speaking further, he commended the efforts of President of Ibadan Branch Magaji Alh Salahudeen Adeniyi and the Local Organizing Committee headed by Rev. Fr. Francis Chiadi O.P, the executives and members for their time, energy and resources spent towards ensuring that the upcoming event is a memorable one.
The last NEC meeting held in Ibadan was in 2012, under the administration of Governor Lam Adesina. Late governor Lam Adesina hosted the National Delegates at the Government House and the NEC meeting that year was well attended and a huge success under the leadership of the then president of Ibadan Branch , Chief Mrs. Betty Anyanwu Akeredolu, who is now the FIrst lady of Ondo state. It's more or less a tradition for the Governor of the hosting state to host the Delegates.
The chairman of the Local Organizing Committee, Rev. Fr. Francis Chiadi O.P, stated that the association has come to a decision to invite leading experts in their fields to lead the discourse on the theme. He further stated that the impact of the discourse will be beneficial to the delegates and to Nigeria in general.
He added that in recognition of meritorious service, some eminent personalities will be honoured and be given special recognition awards.
The Association’s Delegates Conference is always a major event where people from all walks of life are invited.
This 106th National Delegates Conference of University of Nigeria Alumni Association promises to be engaging, memorable and impactful on Nigeria's University system.