The appointment of the Ooni of Ife, Oba Enitan Adeyeye Ogunwusi as the Chancellor, University of Nigeria, Nsukka by the President, Muhammad Buhari, has made him the youngest Chancellor in Nigeria.
In a statement released by the Director of Media, Ooni’s Palace, Yera Moses Olafare, the statement expressed gratitude to the President for recognising the activities and efforts of the Ooni in promoting unity among Nigerians.
“Ile Oodua is thankful to the people’s President Mohammadu Buhari of the Federal Republic of Nigeria for the appointment of Ooni, Oba Enitan Adeyeye Ogunwusi, as the chancellor, University of Nigeria, Nsukka, UNN.
“His appointment as chancellor, University Of Nigeria, Nsuka is considered as a positive sign that can further enhance peaceful coexistence of our dear nation as it was clearly stated in the letter of appointment written and signed by Honorable Minister of Education, Alhaji Adamu Adamu on behalf of Mr President that Kabiyesi saying the development would further enable the monarch to build more bridges of friendship especially across the Niger.”
The statement further added that the appointment of the Ooni is incontrovertible, as he’s served as a bridge builder.
“being the youngest chancellor appointed for the only university bearing “Nigeria” is worth the celebration. The appointment is based on his wealth of experience and his capacity to manage men and resources which he has demonstrated in the administration of his Kingdom in the last three months.”
The Ooni promised to bring to bear, his influence and connections to promote unity and harmonious working relationships in the university.