The attention of the authorities of the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile Ife, has been drawn to a release written by a supposed student of the University, expressing a personal opinion that the Vice President of Nigeria, Professor Yemi Osinbajo, was not welcome in OAU.
A release by the Public Relations Officer of the University, Abiodun Olarewaju, stated emphatically that the Council, Management, Senate, Staff, STUDENTS, and the entire Community of OAU hold the office of Vice President and the person of Professor Yemi Osinbajo in highest esteem and shall never hesitate to continue in that manner.
In fact, the OAU Community, particularly the Students, are eagerly waiting for a day when either President Muhammadu Buhari or Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, or both of them, will come to OAU on a visit. The community is ready to give a rousing welcome to the Senior Advocate of Nigeria and renowned Professor of law whose brilliant performance in the present administration has done the academic community proud.
We hereby advise the general public to disregard, in it's entirety, the release by anybody which runs contrary to the motto of the university: For Learning and Culture.
We want to use this medium to reassure the student that the present University academic calendar is on course and remains sacrosanct.
Meanwhile, the University, as approved by its Senate, has decided to award an Honorary Degree to a very distinguished Nigerian academic and radical intellectual activist, Professor Biodun Jeyifo, English Professor Emeritus at Cornell University and, currently, Professor of African and African and American Studies and of Comparative Literature at Harvard University, in the United States of America (USA) during its 43rd combined convocations.