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Like Rahamon Ade Bello, Like Obafemi Awolowo




Indigenes of Ogun State have lauded the  performance of the Vice-Chancellor (VC), University of Lagos, Professor Rahamon Ade Bello. According to them, his performance as VC can be likened to something similar to the achievements of the late sage, Chief Obafemi Awolowo.

Speaking in separate interviews at the yearly family prayers organized by  the Bello family in Iboro, Yewa North local government area of Ogun State, recently Professor Biyi Afonja, a former Pro-Chancellor, Olabisi Onabanjo University, Ago-Iwoye, said “service humility  and integrity, which stand Bello out was a family trait, while praying for greater height for the Iboro Yewa-born Vice-Chancellor.

The Chief Imam of Iboroland, Yinusa Agbaje, who spoke on behalf of the Muslim Clergymen recalled that the Bello family has always brought honour to the state, the academia and Nigeria at large.

“What  other mortals see as achievement is nothing to Professor Bello. Whereas lesser mortals crave material things, sacrifice their values on the altar of greed, our Professor is not like that and we are proud of his pedigree,”  the learned cleric enthused.

Meanwhile, an Agricultural expert and cousin to the VC, Mr. Moroof Adeniyi, has stated the resolve of the town to mobilise to welcome the VC whose tenure as the Team Lead for Unilag winds down in November.

Rahmon was born on October 1948 in Ogun State, southwestern Nigeria. He was educated at Egbado College in Ilaro, a town in Ogun State. He proceeded to the Polytechnic of Ibadan, where he received an OND in Mechanical Engineering . In 1974, he obtained a Bachelor of Science ( degree in Chemical Engineering from the Obafemi Awolowo University. He holds a master’s degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Waterloo and Doctorate degree (Ph. D) from the same University.

He was appointed as the acting vice chancellor of the University of Lagos in May 2012 following the sudden death of the incumbent vice chancellor, professor Babatunde Adetokunbo Sofoluwe, who died of heart attack in 2012.In November 2012, Rahmon was confirmed as the vice chancellor of the university, a position he held till date.

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