By Dayo Adesulu
LAGOS—OUT going Vice Chancellor, University of Lagos, UNILAG, Professor Rahmon Bello, yesterday in Lagos solicited support for his successor, Professor Oluwatoyin Ogundipe, saying that he needs the unalloyed support of the stakeholders to succeed.
This was just as he also urged the incoming Vice Chancellor to put the institution first in his decisions, adding that when a leader places his personal interest first, he derails from his primary purpose in office.
Bello who spoke during a valedictory press conference held at the institution’s Senate Chamber yesterday begged the Head of Departments, Deans of Faculties, distinguished professors and other stakeholders there present to support the 12th Vice Chancellor, adding that their unalloyed support will earn him the desired success in his administration.
He, also urged the Education Writers Association of Nigeria to continue to give their support to the incoming Vice Chancellor as they gave to him.
While calling on Ogundipe to stick to the vision of the institution, he said that as a Vice Chancellor, once he can defend what he does, he will have no problem.
“I am convinced and can say, with all modesty that I will be leaving office with fond memories of the University of Lagos as a better place in terms of teaching research and service to the community,” he said.