Emeritus Professor David Ijalaye, SAN, Chairman, Board of Trustees (BOT), Achievers University
Emeritus Professor David Ijalaye, SAN, Chairman, Board of Trustees and first Nigerian Emeritus Professor of Law, has commended the Council and Management of Achievers University, Owo, Ondo for the laudable developmental strides the University is making, scoring it an ‘A’ in its activities. “Indeed, the University is one of my pride,” he said.
The former Dean, Faculty of Law, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Osun State said this on Tuesday, 14th July 2020, when Hon. Dr. ‘Bode Ayorinde, Pro-Chancellor of Achievers University led members of the University management, to pay a condolence visit to the legal titan in his home in Ile-Ife. Ijalaye’s wife, Lady (Chief) Eunice Adejoke Ijalaye, passed away recently at the age of 91. He said he was very happy receiving the visitors. Waxing philosophical, he said his better half had fulfilled her mission and that she would be well received by the Almighty God. He thanked the University for honouring him with the visit.
Ayorinde, while presenting the University’s condolence message, prayed for the repose of the departed matriarch as well as long life and robust health for the legal luminary. Professor Samuel Aje, Vice-Chancellor, and Rev. Canon Oladimeji, Registrar, prayed for the family and the success of the burial rites of the deceased which hold in Ile-Ife and Owo between 29th July and 31st July 2020.
The Chairman, BOT, also seized the opportunity of the visit to welcome Prof. Aje, the new Vice-Chancellor and fellow alumnus of Imade College, Owo, whom he was meeting for the first time in his official capacity as the third Vice-Chancellor of the University. He was optimistic that Aje, whom he said had been part of the University since it commenced academic activities, would attain landmark achievements. On the instruction of the BOT Chairman, Ayorinde prayed for Aje’s successful tenure.
Before the entourage departed, the nonagenarian treated the visitors to very interesting and didactic anecdotes of his life sojourn. Indeed, the team, which also included Mr Dokun Farinre, Bursar of the University; Mrs Darlina Ogbuiyi, Ag. University Librarian; Professor Samuel Oyewole, Dean, School of Postgraduate Studies; Dr. (Mrs.) A. Daniels, Ag. Dean, College of Natural and Applied Sciences; Dr Taiwo Adenegan, Ag. Dean, Student Affairs; Mr Bolu Ogundowole, Director, Achievers University Flexible Academic Programme, so much treasured the meeting that they were reluctant to depart the sage’s home two hours after arrival.