Osun State Governor, Mr. Rauf Aregbesola, has approved
the appointment of Prof. Obafemi Ajibola as the new
Chairman, Governing Council of the Osun State University.
This was contained in a statement made in Osogbo on
Wednesday by the media aide to the governor, Mr. Semiu
The appointment followed the resignation of the former
Chairman of the Council, Prof Gabriel Olawoyin by the
Ajibola has been a member of the Governing Council of the
The statement read, â��The Governor of Osun and Visitor
to the Osun State University, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola, has
approved the appointment of Prof.Obafemi Ajibola as the
new Chairman, Governing Council of the Osun State
Although the statement was silent on the reason Olawoyin
resigned his position, but it is not unconnected with the
intractable crisis between the council headed by Olawoyin
and the university management headed by the sacked Vice
Chancellor of the university, Prof. Bashir Okesina.
The VC was sacked last week.
Aregbesola had set up a Visitation Panel headed by the Vice
Chancellor of the Federal University of Technology, Akure,
Prof. Adebiyi Daramola to investigate the crisis rocking
The panel recommended the termination of appointment of
Okesina; the Deputy Vice Chancellor, Prof. Siyan Oyeweso;
Registrar, Dr. Julius Faniran and Bursar, Mr. Bayo Lasisi.
The same panel also recommended the dissolution of the
Governing Council but stated that the council should be
allowed to still be in place until the process of the
appointment of a new vice chancellor of the institution was
The Visitor accepted the recommendations but Olawoyin,
who is a Senior Advocate of Nigeria resigned his