The 2nd Governing Council of Elizade University, Ilara-Mokin, Ondo State has been inaugurated. Speaking while inaugurating the Council, the Founder of the University, Chief Michael Ade.Ojo said that he was painstaking in selecting the members. He described them as people with passion for education who he believes would help him in achieving his vision for the University.
Chief Ade.Ojo said that he established the University purposely to groom sound minds that would solve the developmental problem of the country. He added that the craze for overseas education by young Nigerians also prompted his decision to found the Institution.
The Business mogul attributed the developmental problem that Nigeria is faced with to lack of purposeful application of knowledge by Nigerian graduates. He informed that Elizade University has incorporated entrepreneurship programmes in its curriculum to ensure its graduates are job creators rather than job seekers.
The Founder maintained that his vision for the University determined the personalities of the members he appointed to serve on the second Governing Council. He urged them to support him in his bid to making Elizade University the best in the county and one of the best in the world.
In his response, the Pro-Chancellor and Chairman of the Governing Council, Mr. Aigboje Aig Imoukhuede, Former Managing Director, Access Bank Plc and Current President, Nigerian Stock Exchange, thanked Chief Ade.Ojo for finding him worthy of the chairmanship of the Governing Council.
He promised that the Council would work harmoniously with the Founder, Board of Trustees and Management of the University to help the Institution achieve its goals.
Mr. Imoukhuede who expressed satisfaction with the profiles of the other members of the Council, enjoined them to work as a team to make Elizade University a centre of excellence.
While describing Chief Ade.Ojo as a man with passion for education and his place of birth, Mr. Imoukhuede assured him of the support of the Council. He commended him for backing his vision with his personal resources.
Other members of the governing Council include the Lisa of Ilara-Mokin, Chief (Dr) Ayo Ojo, a Medical Practitioner, Wife of the Honourable Minister of Solid Minerals and former First Lady of Ekiti State, Dr (Mrs) Bisi Adeleye-Fayemi, the Managing Director, Toyota Nigeria Limited, Mr. Olakunle Ade-Ojo, the Group Executive Chairman, Bode Adediji Partnership, Mr. Bode Adediji, and Prof. Theophilus Ladapo Olawoye, a retired Professor of Biochemistry.
Others are Mr. Abegunde Oluwole Oladipupo, Group Managing Director/Chief Executive, Meristem Securities Limited, Prof. Niyi Akinnaso, Director, Teaching and Learning Centre, Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba Akoko, Ondo State and Otunba Olusola Adekanola, Group Executive Chairman/Managing Partner, Olusola Adekanola and Company (Chartered Accountants and Tax Practitioners).