FUNAAB: Administer with fear of God, Obasanjo tells new VC, Salako

Professor Felix Salako, new FUNAAB VC

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo, has charged the new Vice Chancellor of the Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta (FUNAAB), Professor Felix Salako, to administer the university with fear of God for him to record great success at the end of his tenure.

He said this in his remarks as a special guest of honour, at the inaguration of Salako, as the sixth substantive VC of the institution, held at the school ceremonial building, in Abeokuta, on Wednesday.
The former president noted that the appointment of Salako who was a former two time Deputy Vice Chancellor of FUNAAB was divine, hence the need for him to constantly remember his promises to make the institution which experienced turmoil over the years great again.
He advised him never to take anything for granted as far as the twenty-nine year old institution was concerned.
Obasanjo said, “Be a team player. I like the part you quoted in my book, “My Watch”. If you are succeeding people will want to pull you down. People will be envious of you. If people are trying to pull you down, regard it as a mark of success.
“In your speech, you asked us to stand up for a number of things including welfare. I counted the number of things you asked us to stand up for, they are nine. On my own thinking and way of life, you left out the important tenth thing to stand up for and that is the fear of God. May God grant you His fear to do what will please him and men.”
He commended the Governing Council under the leadership of the Pro- Chancellor, Dr. Aboki Zawha, for doing a thorough job in the selectionand appointment of Salako as VC.
The new VC in his inagural speech vowed to block all form of leakages that might be draining the purse of the institution as a way of ensuring efficient utilization of funds.
He also promised to reward excellence and efficiency, calling for support of all stakeholders in the administration of the university .
Salako equally extended olive hands to all that contested the position with him with a view to move the school forward, promising not to let down the guard of the university for it to be debased.

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