Alumni names Auditorium after Jonathan
On Tuesday, 26th May, 2015, Ekiti State University hosted former President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan represented by Mr. Kingsley Kuku, Wife of Ekiti state governor, Mrs. Feyisetan Fayose and a host of dignitaries at the commissioning of the 500-Seater lecture theatre constructed by the institution’s University Alumni Association.
The stake was raised by the National President of the Alumni Association, Dr. Matthew Adedeji Ayeni, in his speech when he declared that the building was named after former President, Jonathan because of his “remarkable achievements in the area of education”. Adding that “this is true when one considers the establishment of nine Federal Universities in Nigeria and approval of several private universities to take care of the teeming Nigerian youths seeking admission into Nigerian Universities every year.
Apart from explaining that EKSU was “one of the greatest beneficiaries of the TETFUND” owing to the “doggedness and intellectual connectability of the VC, Professor Oladipo Aina”, the Alumni Association also commended President Jonathan and described him as a man of peace who has proved with his disposition to political office that peace and development are required for the continued growth of Nigeria.
The association said it was proud of EKSU’s graduates, including the former special Adviser to President Jonathan on Niger Delta Affairs, Mr. Kingsley Kuku, who is also the chairman, Presidential Amnesty; and wife of the state governor, Mrs. Feyisetan Fayose, who graduated with a first class degree in the department of Guidance and Counselling.
The Vice-Chancellor, Professor Patrick Oladipo Aina lauded the association and said with the donation of the lecture theatre, it had further showed the Ekiti State University’s tradition of excellence and brought credit to the University”.
Commending the association, Mrs. Feyisetan Fayose, who also represented her husband on the occasion, commended the association for the project. The representative of Dr. Goodluck Jonathan, Mr. Kingsley Kuku commended the Vice-Chancellor and said that he had changed the face of the University. “You have brought a change to this University and we can come here and run programmes”, he added.
He said the honour bestowed on Jonathan was one of many more to come and thanked the EKSU Alumni for the honour.
The keys to the Alumni lecture theatre had been formally presented to the Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Patrick Oladipo Aina by the President of the Alumni Association, Dr. Matthew Ayeni accompanied by Dr. Oludotun Adetuberu, the Secretary, Board of Trustees of the Association.