Rauf Aregbesola of Osun State has appointed Mrs Folorunso Alakija, richest black woman as the Chancellor of the Osun State University, Osogbo.
According to a statement released by the governor’s spokesperson, Semiu Okanlawon, the appointment which takes effect immediately will have a duration of five years.
Governor Aregbesola praised Mrs. Alakija on her new position and also commended the one-time richest woman in Africa on her exceptional qualities. He stated that she was a God-fearing woman, a person of honour, integrity and a successful business woman who will undoubtedly make a change at the University.
He also added that he looked forward to working closely with Mrs. Alakija as the new Chancellor of Osun State University, Osogbo. According to reports, Mrs. Folorunsho Alakija will be formally inducted as the Chancellor at the 4th Convocation ceremony of the University which is set to hold on the 10th & 11th of February.