President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the appointment of the Ooni of Ife, Enitan Adeyeye Ogunwusi Ojaja ll, as the Chancellor of University of Nigeria, Nsukka (UNN), Premium Times reports.
The appointment was contained in a statement issued on Thursday, February 18, by the Director of Media, Ooni’s Palace, Moses Olafare.
According to Olafare, the appointment letter which was signed by the Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu, on behalf of the president, stated that the Ooni was chosen based on his wealth of experience and his capacity to manage men and resources.
“This appointment would develop further and enable the monarch to build more bridges of friendship most especially across the Niger.”
” It is incontrovertible today that Ooni Ogunwusi is a bridge builder and being the youngest chancellor appointed for the only university bearing ‘Nigeria’ is worth the celebration,” he said.
“His appointment as chancellor, University Of Nigeria, Nsukka is considered as a positive sign that can further enhance peaceful coexistence of our dear nation.”
Mr. Olafare commended President Buhari for recognising the Ooni’s efforts in promoting peace, unity among Nigerians.