July 6, 2023 | Author | 0 Comments
Chrisland University Holds Maiden Inaugural Lecture
Chrisland University has held its maiden Inaugural Lecture on Wednesday, 5th July, 2023 at the University Auditorium.
The Inaugural Lecture was delivered by Professor Babafemi Adesina Badejo, a Professor of Political Science and International Relations.
In the lecture titled “Interests”, Prof. Badejo said the plethora of challenges confronting Nigeria today which have prompted agitations for restructuring, proposing a return to Nigeria’s pre-civil war confederal system of government, describing it as the best for Nigeria.
Prof. Badejo, who took a cursory look at the performance of the president in last one month, said Tinubu could achieve more than his predecessor, Muhammadu Buhari, if he sustained the current tempo.
He said, “I remain extraordinarily proud of what Chief Obafemi Awolowo was able to achieve for the Western Region which was unparalleled in Africa. But, we derailed when we started placing the emphasis on the centre. And Col. Chukwuemeka Ojukwu and General Yakubu Gowon recognised this and they opted to having a confederal Nigeria”.
He charged that no one should be immune or above the law by virtue of whatever relationships or status.
This, he said, is important as part of steps by the President and those in top leadership positions, “to begin to demonstrate their commitment to the anti-corruption war, through their personal examples of zero tolerance for corruption”.
“The fight against corruption in Nigeria requires concerted commitments and ingenuity as part of a holistic approach,” the Professor maintained.
Reminiscing on the theme of the lecture, the Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Chinedum Peace Babalola harped on the connecting links between interest and corruption which she said is rooted in ethnic bias, racial discrimination, religion intolerance, noting that people have different interest.
While describing the landmark event as a towering intellectual feat for the University, she congratulated the Inaugural Lecturer for his contribution to knowledge and academic community.
Present at the event include the Chancellor, High Chief Dr. (Mrs.) Winifred Awosika, Governing Council, Mrs. Olufunke Ogunseinde, Mrs. B. O. Olaniyan, a representative of the First Lady of Ogun State, Mrs. Bamidele Abiodun, Ogun State Coordinator of Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB), Mr. Hakeem AbdulHameed who represented the JAMB Registrar, Prof. Oloyede, the Ogun State Commander of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), CN Ibiba Jane Odili, the Medical Director of Federal Medical Center, Abeokuta, Prof. Musa Olomu, a representative of the Bishop of Egba Anglican Diocese, Rt. Rev. Dr. Oludaisi Adekunle, Dr. J. O. Olaleye, a representative of the Vice-Chancellor of Lead City University, Prof. Duro Oni, a representative of the Vice-Chancellor of University of Lagos, Prof. Fola Lasisi, a representative of the Vice-Chancellor of Obafemi Awolowo University among others.