Serving and former Principal Officers of tertiary institutions in the country and in diaspora will on Thursday this week grace the Farewell programme in honour of the outgoing Registrar of FUNAAB, Dr.Hakeem 'Bola Adekola.

Also expected are the Associates, kinsmen and we'll wishers from all works of life.

FUNAAB Bulletin gathered from impeccable source that both old and new members of Dr.Adekola's Association of Registrars of Nigerian Universities (ARNU) have confirmed to turn up massively for the Send - Forth of their immediate past Secretary - General.

The memory of the indelible hosting of ARNU Annual General Meeting and Conference hosted by FUNAAB through Dr.Adekola's influence still lingers as the hosting is generally adjudged by members as one of the best in the history of the Association.

Members recollect how Dr.Adekola single handedly brought Ogun State Deputy Governor, Engnr.( Mrs.) Noimot Salako - Oyedele to the AGM. 

Alhaja Noimot - Oyedele who physically graced the AGM added colour and value to it.

Also coming are kinsmen of Dr.Adekola from the Ijebu Dynasty, especially his In-Law from the famous and sprawling Balogun Dodondawa Dynasty.

Also expected are Academic and Non- Teaching Staff of Olabisi Onabanjo University (OOU), Ago  -Iwoye where the celebrant cut his teeth as Registry top notch.

FUNAAB Bulletin observed that Dr.Adekola is very passionate about FUNAAB such that a first time caller is most likely to see him as a full fledge member of the University.

Lending credence is the infectious way Dr.Adekola usually renders FUNAAB Anthem off hand at University functions.

Worthy of recalling is the flawless way he conducted elections into the University's Congregation, among others.

Dr.Adekola is a skill to behold on the pitch of play as his deft touch, clinical finishing and gangling strike made him the 'nightmare' of FUNAAB Female Football Team at a recent match.

Meanwhile,the Mr.Bayo Ogundimu - led Planning Committee has been working frantically round the clock and as such, is leaving no stone unturned to make the valedictory in honour of the Registrar grand and unprecedented in the annals of history of the Registry facet of the University.

Mr.Ogundimu who has brought his professional wizardry as the immediate past Registrar of D.S. Adegbenro ICT Polytechnic, Itori, Ogun State, as well as his embodiment of administrative clout and acumen to bear on the organisation of the Send - Forth is resolute with his team to make the epoch making occasion the talk of the campus for many years to come.

Mr.Ogundimu who stopped over at the Directorate of Public Relations today as part of efforts to tighten every loose end disclosed that preparations for the Send - Forth are in top gear.

Checks by the Directorate of Public Relations revealed that the occasion is tilting and inching towards renewing and strengthening the robust rapport and symbiotic relationship between FUNAAB and OOU as many staffers of the latter, based on special invitation, have signified their intention to massively attend the Send - Forth of their 'Ambassador Plenipotentiary'.

Here in FUNAAB, the excitement of members of staff, especially under the fledging umbrella of ANUPA  to add colour to the occasion has hit the roof top, leaving on it trail the cacophony and stacca to of high level preparations to set the campus agog with gong of celebration galore.

The decision to celebrate the outgoing Registrar according to observers of the Registrar ditto the Registry might not be unconnected with the monumental innovations that he brought to bear largely on the University Registry.

Dr.Adekola who is reputed and appelated  by his teeming admirers on campus as "Mr.Fix It" has caught an enviable niche of providing solutions to knotty issues in the Registry since he assumed office.

Others warmed up to him as a good mixer, an unrepentant welfarist, an astute Administrator and an unassuming jolly fellow, among others.

Meanwhile, the Mr.Bayo Ogundimu- led Planning  Committee has reeled out activities marking the Farewell programme in honour of Dr.Adekola.

According to the programme, the Send - Forth will hold on Thursday,September 21, 2023 with the inspection of Guard of Honour mounted for Dr.Adekola by Students' Paramilitary Club at the basement of Senate Chamber by 10 a m.

Interactions with the Press will hold immediately after the inspection of Guard of Honour while a Colloquium with the theme, "Prisms of University Leadership:Dr.Hakeem 'Bola Adekola As Focus" will hold at the New Senate Chamber after the interaction with the Press.

The Vice - Chancelor, Prof.Olusola Babatunde Kehinde will lead members of the University Community to the occasion in the company of Principal Officers,Deans, HoDs, Directors and Union Leaders, Academic and Non-Teaching Staff in general

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