Nice one . To add to what has been said, Unilorin as an Institution do not go on strike. The first University to curb cultism in Nigeria. Starting from the day of Sen. Bukola Saraki as the then Governor of Kwara state. Now a former lecturer and HOD was one of the ministerial appointee. If you watch Prof. Daramola's interview and comment on University of Ilorin, you will pray to have a child or ward graduating from "Better By Far". Am a living witness, and am proud to be a part of the great institution.
Now his post below (*wink*):
Over the last few days, the University of Ilorin, one of Nigeria's most prestigious institutions of learning, has been celebrating her 40th year of academic excellence.
These past four decades have seen UNILORIN - as it is fondly called by all - journey from a new establishment with just (200) a handful of students in 1975; into an academic melting pot that has forged, formed, and planted fires in the minds of hundreds of thousands of students.
Needless to say, the contributions of UNILORIN's past students to the Nigerian project cannot be underestimated. UNILORIN should also be proud to have produced vibrant minds like my successor Governor of Kwara State, Dr. Abdulfatah Ahmed, Professor Isiaq Oloyede (Immediate past Vice Chancellor of the University and present Secretary of Nigerian Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs), Professor Abdul Rasheed Na'Allah (Vice Chancellor, Kwara State University), Dr. Sarah Alade, (former acting Governor of Central Bank of Nigeria), Professor Charles Ayo (present Vice-Chancellor, Covenant University), among others.
Over the years, its vibrant Faculties of Arts, Engineering, Science, Law, Education and others have also demonstrated that UNILORIN will continue to be at the forefront of academic discovery and innovation in Nigeria, Africa, and very soon, the world.
Again, as I join all founding fathers, past and present administrative heads, students, staff, and Nigerians as a whole to celebrate the Better By Far University of Ilorin, I wish her many more years of vibrant and tremendous contributions to academia in Nigeria.
Dr Abubakar Bukola Saraki
President of The Senate, Federal Republic of Nigeria.