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Edo Varsity VC, Egbefo Commends Obaseki For His Appointment, Repositioning Of Institution

Lucky Obukohwo Reporting

The newly appointed Acting Vice Chancellor of the Edo State University, Uzairue, Prof. Dawood Egbefo, has commended the state governor and Visitor to the institution for believing in his capacity to build on the legacies of his predecessor, Prof. Emmanuel Aluyor.

He gave the commendation at a valedictory session held in honour of the outgoing VC, Prof. Emmanuel Aluyor at the Senate Chamber of the institution.

Prof. Egbefo said that Obaseki has done so much for the institution adding that he has made the university one of the best among institutions in the country.

Prof. Egbefo also lauded the leadership qualities of the Ex-VC in the last eight years and six months and wished him well in his future endeavours.

Prof Egbefo described the Ex-VC as distinguished Nigerian, saying that Prof Aluyor tenure witnessed growth and development in the school.

“I am honoured to stand before you today as the newly appointed Acting Vice- Chancellor, I am deeply grateful for the trust and confidence placed in me, and I am committed to leading our institution with dedication, integrity, and a collaborative spirit during this transitional period.

“I also extend my heartfelt gratitude to the pioneer Vice-Chancellor of Edo State University Uzairue, Engr. Prof. Emmanuel O. Aluyor, for entrusting me with this responsibility.

“I am fully aware of the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead, and I pledge to work diligently with all of you to ensure our continued success and growth”, Egbefo added.

The Acting VC noted that university had long been a beacon of academic excellence, innovation, teaching, research, and community engagement during the tenure of Emmanuel Aluyor and promised to sustain it.

He said the role of the Senate in upholding these values and guiding the institution cannot be overstated as their expertise, insight, and dedication are invaluable, just as he promised to work closely with each of them to move the path forward.

“Today, as we embark on this new chapter together, I would like to focus on three guiding principles that will shape our approach: Collaboration, Resilience, and Vision.

“The strength of our university lies in our ability to work together, leveraging our collective expertise and diverse perspectives. I am committed to fostering an environment of open communication and mutual respect. By collaborating closely, we can make informed decisions that benefit our entire community.

Prof Egbefo encouraged each and everyone to share their ideas, concerns, and suggestions openly, as their inputs are crucial to the success adding that in an ever-changing world, our ability to adapt and thrive is paramount.

“We will face challenges, but I am confident that our resilience will see us through. Together, we will find innovative solutions, remain flexible in our approaches, and support one another in overcoming obstacles”, Egbefo added.

He noted that resilience will not only help navigate the present but also prepare for future opportunities and challenges saying as we honour our rich history and traditions, we must also look to the future with a clear and ambitious vision.

He called for team work to develop and implement strategies that will position the university as a leader in education, research, and community service.

“To our esteemed Senate members, your role in shaping the future of our university is critical. Your leadership, wisdom, and commitment are essential to our success. I look forward to working closely with you, valuing your insights, and supporting your efforts to enhance our institution.

“As your Acting Vice-Chancellor, I look forward to our collaborative efforts and to the many accomplishments we will achieve together”, Egbefo stated.

In his response, Prof Emmanuel Aluyor thanked the management and staff for the praises and their support for him to succeed during his tenure.

Prof Aluyor called on the management and staff to cooperate with the new acting

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