Dr Salisu

Dr Salisu

The pioneer University Librarian, Dr. Taofiq Salisu, has been described as a rare gift, a dependable stakeholder and a blessing to the University.

The Vice-Chancellor, Professor Olusola Oyewole, said this at a meeting held with Dr. Salisu in his office on his last working day in the service of the University, while lauding him for his enormous contribution, which he noted, had provided endless opportunities for the University.

Describing him as one of the pioneer staff, the Vice-Chancellor noted that he joined the service of the University as the pioneer University Librarian and served in that capacity from February 4, 1991 to February 3, 2001.

Dr. Salisu also held several other pioneer positions, such as the Pioneer Amir of the University’s Muslim Community and the Pioneer Head, Office of Advancement.

Aside the pioneer Librarian’s many firsts, he has held strategic positions in the University such as pioneer Director, Institute of Human Resource Development (INHURD) and former Director, A.G. Leventis Foundation Centre.

At the national level, Dr. Salisu is a Fellow, Nigerian Library Association, and was once bestowed with the award of “Most Published Librarian”. The Vice-Chancellor said the University would call on him in future, to tap from his wealth of experience.

In his response, Dr. Salisu expressed appreciation to the management for the trust reposed in him to have served in various capacities, pointing that he was willing to serve in any other capacity deemed fit, aside sharing his wealth of experience from time to time.