The prestigious University of Benin (UNIBEN), Edo State, has announced Professor Mrs Lilian I. Salami as the new Vice-Chancellor of the university.
Following the announcement by the university governing body, Professor Salami becomes the second-ever woman to be the university’s Vice-Chancellor since Professor Grace Alele Williams, who was Nigeria’s first female Vice-chancellor, in 1985.
She succeeded Professor Faraday Osasere Orumwense as the tenth Vice-Chancellor of the prestigious university.
Professor Salami was Director-General/Chief Executive of the National Institute for Educational Planning and Administration (NIEPA), Ondo State.
She was a former Dean of the Faculty of Education at the University of Benin and also a member of the University Governing Council. She is a fellow of the Nutrition Society of Nigeria and International Federation of Home Economics/Home Professional Association of Nigeria.