University of Ibadan stood still for Senator Teslim Folarin on Friday, 10th September 2021 when the Oyo Central senator delivered 2021 Alumi Lecture and also bagged Distinguished Alumnus of the citadel of learning.
The Chairman Senate Committee on Local Content was first received by both the state and the Worldwide leaderships of University of Ibadan Alumni Association. He had a closed-door meeting with the Association’s Worldwide Executives led by its Worldwide President, Prof. Elsie Adewoye, and Oyo State Branch Executives led by its State Chairman, Mr. Bello Adetokunbo. The meeting was held at Dr. Michael Omolayole Alumni Centre before the federal lawmaker proceeded to the Vice-Chancellor’s office on a working visit.
Senator Folarin was also received by the University management led by the acting Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Babatunde Ekanola. The ranking lawmaker also had exclusive interactive session with the varsity management. The acting Vice-Chancellor lauded Senator Folarin’s outstanding achievements and facilitation meaning projects to his Alma Mater.
Folarin, who lived in Sultan Bello Hall of Residence during his school days, was well received by Bellites (current students of the Hall of Residence). The three-term senator was not only received with fanfare but also given an art work of his portrait. According to the highly elated students, Senator Folarin remains a good ambassador of Sultan Bello Hall and great alumnus of the Premier University in Nigeria.
The Bellites led Senator Folarin and his entourage to MacArthur ICT and Communications Centre in Faculty of Education where he commissioned his facilitated NCDMB ICT Centre. The commissioning was witnessed by the varsity management; Dr. Ginah Ginah who is General Manager, Corporate Communication and Zonal Coordination for Nigerian Content Development and Monitoring Board (NCDMB), Prof. Adewoye Adeyeye who is NCDMB consultant, leadership of Alumni Association and other very important personalities.
After the official commissioning and handover of the MacArthur ICT and Communications Centre, Senator Folarin proceeded to Multipurpose Auditorium of Dr. Michael Omolayole Alumni Centre to deliver 2021 Alumni Lecture titled Governance and Security in Nigeria.
Senator Teslim Folarin, after delivering his lecture, was decorated with Distinguished Alumnus of University of Ibadan.
The university management thereafter hosted Senator Folarin and his entourage to a cocktail party at Vice-Chancellor’s lodge.