Indigenes of Ibadan, the Oyo State capital, on Sunday kicked towards what they termed as marginalization within the appointment of the Vice-Chancellor of College of Ibadan.
The indigenes referred to as on President Muhammadu Buhari and different stakeholders within the nation to be sure that the following Vice-Chancellor of the establishment which is because of be successful the incumbent Vice-Chancellor on December 1st 2020 comes from Ibadan.
DAILY POST collected that College of Ibadan which used to be established in 1948 has no longer produced Ibadan indigene as its Vice-Chancellor since its inception 72 years in the past.
However, the Central Council of Ibadan Indigenes (CCII), the umbrella frame of Ibadan indigenes whilst addressing a press convention on Sunday, mentioned that it used to be unlucky that the indigenes of the traditional town who’re certified for the placement of Vice-Chancellor were marginalized since inception of the college.
CCII President Normal, Leader Adeyemi Soladoye, who addressed newshounds at Ibadan Area, mentioned that the indigenes wanted to attract the eye of the Federal Govt of Nigeria and Nigerians to the truth that “this overlook isn’t for absence of certified Ibadan indigenes throughout the U.I gadget or within the instructional circle of Nigeria to occupy the coveted seat of the Vice-Chancellor of the U.I.”
He described it as unlucky that “via this 12 months, the College of Ibadan is 72 years previous and has produced 14 Nigerian Vice-Chancellors between 1960 and lately however, no Ibadan guy has ever emerged because the Vice-Chancellor of the College.”
Soladoye mentioned, “The College of Ibadan established in 1948, sits on 2,550 Acres of land, launched to the establishment for 999 years via our fathers with a “Thank You” handshake, One Guinea (£1.1s) and a bottle of Schnap. Via this 12 months, the College of Ibadan is 72 years previous and has produced 14 Nigerian Vice-Chancellors between 1960 and lately however inexcusably, no Ibadanman has ever emerged because the Vice-Chancellor of the College. Out of the 14 serving and previous Nigerian Vice-Chancellors of the College, (together with Performing) Ten (10) are of Yoruba descent -7 Ijesha (Osun State), 2 Ijebu (Ogun State) and 1 Offa (Kwara State). The opposite 4 (4) from Prof. Kenneth Dike to Prof. Tekena Tamuno have been from non-Yoruba a part of Nigeria.
“An extra research of this extremely instructive report presentations that the occupancy of the placement of Vice-Chancellor of U.I. prior to now 41 years (for the reason that go out of Prof. Tekena Tamuno in 1979) and emergence of Prof. S.O. Olayide – Obokun-Ijesha guy (Osun State), the Ijesha folks have occupied the placement for 24 years – 1979-1983, 1995-2005 and 2010-2020; Ijebu (Ogun State) for 12 years and Offa (Kwara State) for Four years.
“We need to draw the eye of the Federal Govt of Nigeria and Nigerians to the truth that this overlook isn’t for absence of certified Ibadan indigenes throughout the U.I gadget or within the instructional circle of Nigeria to occupy the coveted seat of the Vice-Chancellor of the U.I.
“Within the days of just one Deputy Vice-Chancellor within the best control cadre of U.I, Prof. Olusola Akinyele (an Ibadan Professor of Arithmetic) used to be to take over from Prof. Ayo Banjo in 1991 however via surprising twist of army and political fiat, the chance eluded Ibadanland. Prof. Akinyele’s frustration and unhappiness reached the sort of miserable degree that the erudite Professor relocated out of the country and not got here again since then. In 1995, Prof. Wole Akinboade of Veterinary Medication, any other Ibadan guy contested and once more, it used to be alternative misplaced. In within reach Obafemi Awolowo College Ile-Ife (OAU), Prof. Ayobami Salami, any other Ibadan guy and the Deputy Vice-Chancellor Teachers (the No. 2 place within the OAU hierarchy) used to be a entrance runner within the race for the Vice-Chancellorship of OAU in 2017, however alas, it used to be once more the ‘Akinyele remedy’. Because of the overdue Gov. Abiola Ajimobi who threw in a lifestyles line in appointing Prof. Ayobami Salami because the Vice-Chancellor of the state created Technical College which averted any other ‘Akinyele Enjoy’.
“Now, the tenure of the present amiable and pleasant Vice-Chancellor of U.I. Prof. Abel Idowu Olayinka will expire in 3 (3) Months time (Nov. 2020). At the race for his appropriate substitute are some Ten (10) erudite Professors out of whom are those 4 (4) sons of Ibadanland, offered so as of after we gave beginning to them:- Professor Remi Raji-Oyelade, Former Dean, College of Arts and present Member, College of Ibadan Governing Council, Professor Kayode Adebowale, present Deputy Vice-Chancellor Management, Professor Emiola Olapade-Olaopa, the instant Previous Provost of the School of Medication and Professor Kolapo Hamzat, Present Head of Dept. of Physiotherapy.
“It will be important that we suggest decision-makers on this race to be cautious of Compus Political Jobbers as we hereby verify that 1) all of the 4 (4) applicants are bonafide Ibadan indigenes and a couple of) the Central Council of Ibadan Indigenes (CCII) or the Olubadan of Ibadanland has no anointed candidate out of the 4 (4) of them. Our singular function is to look that the U.I Educational Neighborhood appoints that Ibadan guy identified to be perfect suited to the activity in an effort to taking the Establishment to Harvard, Oxford or Cambridge degree. In reality, we now have every other eminently certified Ibadan indigenes recently in Deputy Vice-Chancellorship positions who opted to defer their ambitions this time round only to permit the College Gadget throw-up the most productive Ibadan candidate within the present race”.