Prof. Lilian Imuetinyan Salami has been named the new Vice Chancellor for the University of Benin.
By this feat, she became the second female in the history of the 49-year-old tertiary institution.
UNIBEN spokesperson, Dr. Michael Osasuyi, confirmed the appointment, noting that she would be taking over from Prof. Faraday Orunwese on December 2, 2019.
The Edo State Governor, Godwin Obaseki, has since congratulated her.
Prof. Lilian Imuetinyan Salami on her emergence as the 10th substantive Vice Chancellor of the University of Benin (UNIBEN).
In a statement, the governor said he was confident that Prof. Salami would deploy her wealth of experience in lifting the fortunes of the great citadel of learning, describing her emergence as another great milestone in the history of the university, as she is ‘the second woman to pilot the affairs of the 49-year-old institution.’
According to him, “I congratulate you on your emergence as the 10th substantive Vice-Chancellor of the University of Benin (UNIBEN). This is a well-deserved appointment, as your wealth of experience and commendable engagement within and outside the university community has prepared you for this enormous responsibility.
“As a renowned academic, there is no doubt that you will bring your expertise as a scholar and manager of people to bear in your new role as the Vice-Chancellor of the University. It is also instructive that you have become the second woman to pilot the affairs of the 49-year-old institution.”
He assured that the Edo State Government would continue to collaborate with the university in deepening the impact of the institution’s community service efforts in the state.