The Oloyan of Oyan, Oba Kelani Adekeye, has congratulated the new Vice-Chancellor of Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU), Ile-Ife, Prof. Adebayo Simeon Bamire, on his appointment and inauguration as the 12th VC of the university.
Bemire’s inauguration is taking place today at the Oduduwa Hall, OAU Campus.
Oba Adekeye, in a congratulatory message on Tuesday, said he was happy that Bamire, an Oyan indigene, became VC in his lifetime.
He described Bamire’s appointment as a reward for hard-work, resilience, integrity and dedication to the university’s progress.
The traditional ruler said he is proud of Bamire’s feat, maintaining that his appointment is nothing but an additional value to Oyan.
Oba Adekeye said: “On behalf of the people of Oyan, I congratulate my son; a son of the soil, Prof. Adebayo Simeon Bamire, on his elevation as the Vice Chancellor of the great Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife.
“Your appointment is no doubt a reward for dedication, resilience, integrity and unquantifiable hard-work which are the symbols of every son and daughter of Oyan.
“There is no doubting the fact that Prof. Bamire will not only excel in his new assignment as the OAU VC, he will also make us proud more in character and service delivery.”