The Governor of the State of Osun, Rauf Aregbesola, appointed the third richest woman of African descent in the world, Mrs Folorunso Alakija, as Chancellor of the Osun State University, Osogbo on Monday January 25th 2016.
The appointment which takes immediate effect will be for a period of five years.
The Governor, Mr. Aregbesola, while congratulating the new Chancellor, said Mrs. Alakija’s antecedent and sterling qualities as a God-fearing woman, a person of honour, integrity and successful business woman would no doubt impact positively on the running of Osun State University.
In her acceptance address to the governor, Mrs Alakija said, “It is with pleasure that I receive and accept the appointment as the chancellor of the University of Osun State. I pray for God’s grace and strength to execute my duties as Chancellor of the University during my five-year tenure.”
Congratulations to Mrs Alakija.