President Muhammadu Buhari has appointed Oba of Benin, His Royal Majesty, Ewuare II, as the chancellor of the National Open University of Nigeria.
The Benin Monarch was appointed two years after the institution had been without a chancellor.
This was disclosed by the Vice Chancellor of the university, Prof. Olufemi Peters. He made this known when the management staff of the institution paid a courtesy visit to the Oba on Friday in Benin City, Edo state.
“It is heartwarming to announce that the Oba is the new vice chancellor of the Open University. We are sure that his tenure will usher in good development for the school.
“The reason why this university was established by the federal government is to bring tertiary education to as many Nigerians as possible, no matter where they are, whatever their circumstances or hindrances may be.
“We are in every state of the country, serving every area. We have over 120,000 students. It is the biggest university in the country.”
The latest appointment is the second, having been appointed Chancellor of Bayero University, Kano, in February this year, by President Muhammadu Buhari.
In his acceptance speech, the monarch commended President Muhammadu Buhari for finding him worthy of the position.
“I am most grateful to the Commander-in-Chief, President Muhammadu Buhari for deeming it fit to appoint me as Vice Chancellor of National Open University of Nigeria.”