FOUNDER of the Elizade University, Ilara-Mokin, Ondo State, Chief Michael Ade-Ojo, has inaugurated the 2nd governing council of the institution.
Speaking during the event, Chief Ade-Ojo said that he was painstaking in selecting the members, describing them as people with passion for education who he believes would help him achieve his vision for the university.
Chief Ade-Ojo said that he established the university purposely to groom sound minds that would solve the developmental problem of the country. He also disclosed that the craze for overseas education by young Nigerians also prompted him to found the university.
He attributed the developmental problem Nigeria is experiencing to lack of purposeful application of knowledge by Nigerian graduates. He noted that Elizade University has incorporated entrepreneurship programmes in its curriculum to ensure its graduates are job creators rather than job seekers.
He urged the members the governing council to support him in his bid to make Elizade University the best in the county and one of the best in the world.
In his response, the pro-chancellor and chairman of the governing council, former managing director, Access Bank Plc and current president, Nigerian Stock Exchange, Mr. AigbojeAig-Imoukhuede, thanked Chief Ade-Ojo for finding him worthy to lead the governing council.
He promised that his team would work harmoniously with the founder, board of trustees and management of the university to help the institution achieve its goals.
Other members of the council include the Lisa of Ilara-Mokin, Chief (Dr) Ayo Ojo; wife of the Minister of Solid Minerals and former First Lady of Ekiti State, Dr (Mrs) BisiAdeleye-Fayemi; the managing director, Toyota Nigeria Limited, Mr. Olakunle Ade-Ojo; the Group Executive Chairman, Bode Adediji Partnership, Mr. Bode Adediji, and Professor TheophilusLadapoOlawoye, a retired professor of Biochemistry.
Others are the Group Managing Director/Chief Executive, Meristem Securities Limited, Mr. AbegundeOluwoleOladipupo; Director, Teaching and Learning Centre, AdekunleAjasinUniversity, Akungba-Akoko, Ondo State, ProfressorNiyiAkinnaso; and Group Executive Chairman/Managing Partner, OlusolaAdekanola and Company (Chartered Accountants and Tax Practitioners), OtunbaOlusolaAdekanola.