The Acting Vice-Chancellor, Professor Ololade Enikuomehin, has commended the immediate past Deputy Registrar I in the Vice-Chancellor’s Office and a former Acting Registrar of the University, Mrs. Christiana Kuforiji, for rendering meritorious service to FUNAAB. Speaking at the valedictory meeting held in her honour, the Acting Vice-Chancellor noted that the meeting was impromptu, but became necessary because it was Mrs. Kuforiji’s last official day at work on Friday, June 16, 2017.

The Acting Vice-Chancellor said that Mrs. Kuforiji was not the kind of officer that should proceed on terminal leave, unceremoniously, while describing her as diligent, thorough, hardworking and a role model. He noted that her record of service was unparalleled and a reference point at any time. He congratulated her on the successful completion of her tenure in office, saying that most of her service years were done in the corridors of power; having worked with two substantive Vice-Chancellors and two Acting Vice-Chancellors and was very relevant to the end. According to the Acting Vice-Chancellor, “Mama is a very faithful staff, even in the midst of hot crises, she remains faithful”. He added that she had been of positive influence to administrators, noting that although she looks tough, she was indeed motherly. He prayed that God would continue to uphold her and raise help for her whenever she needed one, stating that her investment on people would always speak for her. The Acting Vice-Chancellor added that she had really done very well.

The Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic), Professor Oluyemisi Eromosele, also lauded the sterling qualities of Mrs. Kuforiji, saying that she had tried her best for the University. She disclosed that she had taught the younger ones to be honest, diligent, hardworking, as she was always ready to meet the needs of all. On her part, the Acting Registrar, Dr. (Mrs.) Linda Onwuka, recalled that she was interviewed and employed the same day with the former Acting Registrar and that Mrs. Kuforiji remained a woman with a lot of energy, who would always insist on high standards in whatever she handles while praying that God’s hands would continue to be upon her.

The Acting Bursar, Mrs. Oluremi Oyewunmi, stated that Mrs. Kuforiji would be greatly missed for her positive impact on staff, as the University Librarian, Dr. (Mrs.) Mulikat Salaam, described the former Deputy Registrar I (Vice-Chancellor’s Office), as a good mentor, who had mentored several people; directly and indirectly. Speaking on behalf of the staff in the Vice-Chancellor’s Office as well as the Registry: Miss. Olutayo Solanke, Mr. Moses Ojeleye and Mrs. Funmilola Adenuga, showered encomium on Mrs. Kuforiji, describing her as a mother, a giver, a thorough person, a heavy imparter and a prayerful woman that Miss. Solanke attested to “She groomed me to become somebody”.

Responding, in an emotional voice, the former Acting Registrar appreciated the Acting Vice-Chancellor, Management and the entire University community for the opportunity given her to contribute her quota to the development of FUNAAB in several ways, saying that she had been a mere servant in the vineyard of God. She further observed that it had been tough and rough, but God had been her helper, she charged all to be careful and up and doing in order for the University to excel. She advised all to be wary of accepting gifts from people. She used the opportunity to apologise to all, as she might have stepped on some toes, that she did that to bring out the best in them, adding that women should make themselves legitimately known. She prayed that God would uphold the Acting Vice-Chancellor, give him the strength and wisdom in the course of discharging his duties in the University.