Abdulkareem, Egbewole congratulate Oloyede on CON award

Prof. Is’haq Olanrewaju Oloyede, OFR, the 8th Vice Chancellor of the University of Ilorin, who received the prestigious national honour of the Commander of the Order of the Niger (CON) from President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday, October 11, 2022, in Abuja. The Vice Chancellor of the University of Ilorin, Prof. Sulyman Age Abdulkareem, has congratulated one of his illustrious predecessors on this well-deserved recognition of his  contributions to nation-building.

One of the more than 400 Nigerians and friends who have received a national honor in recognition of their excellent patriotism, superior service, and outstanding contributions to nation-building is Prof. Oloyede, who presided over the affairs of the University of Ilorin between 2007 and 2012.

The outgoing Vice Chancellor responded by congratulating Prof. Oloyede on for not just bagging another prestigious national award but for being acknowledged as a worthy citizen and one of those who are showing remarkable resilience towards national rebirth.

The honour, according to Prof. Abdulkareem, whose message of congratulations was signed by the director of corporate affairs of the organization, Mr. Kunle Akogun, “is another befitting reward for service excellence, dogged commitment to set goals, undiluted integrity, and single-minded exhibition of leadership-by-example”.

Prof. Wahab Olasupo Egbewole, SAN, the university’s designate vice chancellor, commended Prof. Oloyede in his response said, “Prof. Oloyede for bagging the nation’s fourth highest national honour in addition to the previous Officer of the Order of the Federal Republic (OFR) that was granted him by the administration of President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan as well as the National Productivity Merit Award conferred on him in 2020.”

“Prof. Oloyede is undoubtedly a great product of the University and one of its most accomplished and arguably the most decorated alumnus of the institution, so far,” Prof. Egbewole added.


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