An Elder Statesman and former Managing Director of the defunct Federal Mortgage Bank, Chief Samuel Falegan, has been described as an incorruptible Nigerian that should be emulated by all and sundry.
Vice Chancellor, Ekiti State University, Professor Samuel Oye Bandele made the assertion while receiving a donation of several copies of the book “My Yesteryears” authored by the Elder Statesman. The copies were donated to the University by Chief Falegan on Thursday, 21st of April, 2016 in the Vice Chancellor’s office.
Professor Bandele eulogized Chief Falegan who turns 84 in few days time for his contributions to the development of the university since its inception and for being a man of integrity in and outside office.
He described the donor as “a rare example” to this generation.
Professor Bandele challenged Professors and other people in the academic to emulate Chief Falegan by writing books that would be of value to the society saying “Chief Falegan’s book is unique, well written, educative and supported with evidences”.
Speaking earlier, Chief Falegan said that he decided to donate the books to the university as part of his contributions to the growth of the institution. He explained that he was in the forefront of the struggle to establish the University’s Faculty of Engineering stressing that he donated twenty (20) tones of cement to the university at a time, but lamented that the cement was wasted.
He however expressed gratitude that the Faculty was constructed on the spot where the cement became a junk (congealed).
Chief Falegan further said that he had delivered a Convocation Lecture in the University and that he was a member of a Visitation Panel to the institution in 2002.
The Elder Statesman promised that with his age at 84, he would continue to play a positive role in the university and elsewhere.
Officers of the university at the occasion included, the University Registrar, Mr. Emmanuel Ogunyemi, the Bursar, Mr. Tayo Taiwo, the Librarian Mr. Nathaniel Ajayi and the Registrar designate, Mr. Akin Arogundade.