Professor Elujoba addressing Workers and Students
By Adejumo Kabir
Upon the bail of Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile Ife former Acting Vice Chancellor, Professor Anthony Elujoba, the university Vice Chancellor Professor Eyitope Ogunbodede announced the resolved of the university to ensure things are done in the right way to ensure the progress of the institution.
Prof. Elujoba after the bail granted by Osun State High Court, Osogbo, proceeded to Our Lady of Perpetual Light Catholic Church for thanksgiving and later proceeded to the university = Amphitheater to the workers and students who stood by him throughout the time he was in EFCC custody.
Elujoba was accompanied by more than 1000 students and workers.
OAU VC Ogunbodede while addressing the crowd at the Amphitheater said OAU the university will put all its arsenal together to ensure the university is never drag back.
While the VC was addressing the workers, they begin to shout “don’t join them, don’t join them, don’t join them”.
In apparent response, Ogunbodede said: “let me assure you because I can hear you singing that I should not join them, so I want to officially tell you today that, this is my 40th year in this university. I came to this university in 1977, so you know my antecedents.
“ Have I ever joined them, “the bad eggs”? Anybody who has ever been a witness of what has happened on this campus in the last one and a half year will never join them, those who destabilises students calendar and refuse staff their salaries”
He commended the workers and students for their orderliness during the process which prevented casualty while the trial lasted.
“It is because of your maturity, it is because of your comportment and it is because of the way you have handled this situation and I personally want to commend you for what you have done and I want to please appeal to you that we should never allow anybody to provoke us, we should continue to act with maturity and I also want to assure you that God is on the side of Obafemi Awolowo University.”
“Lastly, whatever we want to do to honour Professor Anthony Elujoba, we should always remember that God Almighty is there to fight our course”, OAU VC said.