Ile-Ife (Osun) – Prof. Anthony Elujoba, the newly elected Acting Vice-Chancellor of Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU), Ile-Ife, says he is on rescue mission to complete the appointment of the substantive Vice-Chancellor.
Elujoba made this known in his maiden address to staff and students of the institution at NASU, SSANU Freedom Park on Friday in Ile-Ife.
He said that he did not wish to spend a day extra after the expiration of his acting tenure in the office, while expressing hope that there would be solution to the problems before then.
“I will by God’s grace support of all workers within the six months of his tenure, rewrite the story and correct the abnormalities of the past administrations,’’ he promised.
Elujoba pledged not work contrary to the will of God who made it possible for him to witness this day and assured that staff welfare would be given priority.
“My nomination as the acting Vice-Chancellor is the will of God and it is marvelous in my sight.
“It remains just two years for me to retire as a professor and if not because of the crisis on campus, my letter to proceed on sabbatical leave on Aug. 1, would have been signed,’’ he said.
He commended all the workers for their courage and steadfastness during the struggle and promised to be transparent and accountable in his administration.
The acting Vice-Chancellor solicited the cooperation of all and urged them to return to their duty posts without fear of any molestation as a new era had began in the history of OAU.