By Wahab Akanji, Abuja
President Muhammadu Buhari has appointed the Ooni of Ife, Oba Enitan Adeyeye Ogunwusi Â as the chancellor, University of Nigeria, Nsukka.
With this appointment, Ooni Adeyeye has emerged as the youngest chancellor in Nigeria.
In a statement issued by Yera Moses Olafare, the director of
media, Ooni’s palace, copies of which were obtained by newsmen in Ibadan yesterday,Â President Mohammadu Buhari was commended for recognising Ooni’s efforts toÂ promote unity among Nigerians.
The statement said ” Ile Oodua is thankful to the people’s President Mohammadu Buhari of theÂ Federal Republic of Nigeria for the appointment of Ooni, Oba Enitan AdeyeyeÂ Ogunwusi, as the chancellor, University of Nigeria, Nsukka, UNN” , saying theÂ development would further enable the monarch to build more bridges ofÂ friendship especially across the Niger.
The statement further noted that Oba Ogunwusi was ready to bring to bear, hisÂ influence and connections to promote unity and harmonious workingÂ relationships in the university.
The palace also admonished Nigerians to promote only issues that canÂ foster unity to ensure speedy development rather than playing up theirÂ differences.
The statements reads: ” It is incontrovertible today that Ooni Ogunwusi isÂ a bridge builder and being the youngest chancellor appointed for the onlyÂ university bearing “Nigeria” is worth the celebration.
“His appointment as chancellor, University Of Nigeria, Nsuka is consideredÂ as a positive sign that can further enhance peaceful coexistence of ourÂ dear nation as it was clearly stated in the letter of appointment writtenÂ and signed by Honorable Minister of Education, Alhaji Adamu Adamu on behalfÂ of Mr President that Kabiyesi’ appointment is based on his wealth ofÂ experience and his capacity to manage men and resources which he hasÂ demonstrated in the administration of his Kingdom in the last three months”.