Gov. Dapo Abiodun of Ogun would on Thursday lead dignitaries to the opening ceremony of the 16th Annual Retreat / 70th Business meeting of the Association of Registrars of Nigerian Universities (ARNU) holding at the sprawling Prof. Oluwafemi Balogun ceremonial building, FUNAAB permanent site, Abeokuta.
Mr Kola Adepoju, Head, Directorate of Public Relations, Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta, disclosed this in a statement issued in Abeokuta.
Adepoju said the programme was facilitated by the Registrar of the University and Secretary of ARNU, Dr. Bola Adekola and endorsed by the University Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Kolawole Salako who is the Chief Host.
According to the statement , the Registrars of all Nigerian Universities will temporarily relocate to FUNAAB as the institution will host over 70 Registrars of the nation’s Ivory Towers.
“Abiodun who is the special guest of honour at the occasion is expected to deliver a goodwill message on behalf of the government and the good people of Ogun State.
“The state which produced the highly revered international Administrator, Chief Simeon Adebo of blessed memory and the University’s quintessential pioneer Registrar and Administrator per excellence, Princess Bisi Shoboyejo.
“The University Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Salako and the National Chairman of ARNU, Dr. Abubakar Mamuda who is the Registrar of Federal University, Lafia will lead the entourage that will receive and welcome Governor Abiodun to the University and the AGM respectively.
“Highlight of the 16th Annual Retreat and 70th Business Meeting which will hold from Thursday, October 14th to Friday 15th include a Keynote Address titled, “Professionalism, Work Ethics and Unionism in Nigerian Universities – The Nexus” which will be delivered by Prof. Saburi Adesanya.
“The meeting will also climax and be spiced by Business Sessions, Courtesy Call on the Alake and Paramount Ruler of Egbaland, Visit to FUNAAB Zoo Park and a Gala Nite.
“Also expected at the opening ceremony are Principal Officers of the University, former Registrars of the University, serving Administrators of the University under the aegis of ANUPA,
“The Secretary of ARNU and FUNAAB Registrar and Secretary to Council, Dr. Adekola who has been working tirelessly towards the hosting of the meeting affirmed that his team is leaving no stone unturned to ensure successful hosting.
“Dr. Adekola expressed gratitude to the Vice-Chancellor and the entire Management team for accepting to host all Registrars of Nigerian Universities in FUNAAB.