It is reported that Ekanola had earlier on Monday been elected at the special Senate meeting, following the directive of the National Universities Commission (NUC) as contained in its letter dated November 27. The meeting of the council was presided over by the university’s Pro-Chancellor and Chairman of the Governing Council, Nde Joshua Waklek.
Confirming the governing council’s ratification in a statement, the institution’s Director of Public Communication, Olatunji Oladejo, stated: “It is confirmed that Prof. Adebola Ekanola has been appointed as the acting Vice-Chancellor of the University of Ibadan on the recommendation of the Senate of the University.”
According to him, the Senate, following the election of Ekanola, had submitted his name to the Governing Council for ratification as the acting vice-chancellor of the university.
Obaland magazine learned and gathered that Ekanola’s election, held at the International Conference Centre of the university, was presided over by the Provost, College of Medicine, Prof. Olayinka Omigbodun.