*VC CUICI, USA Congratulates Prof Kalilu On His Well Deserve Appointment As Prof Sir Bashiru Aremu Attests To Prof Rasaq Olatunde Rom Kalilu’s Capacity As LAUTECH VC.*

******UNESCO Laureate Congratulates Prof Kalilu On His New Appointment As LAUTECH VC

******As Professor Sir Bashiru Aremu Attests To Prof Kalilu’s Capacity As LAUTECH VC

*****”As VC CUICI, USA Described Prof Kalilu As a World-class, Seasoned Professor of Arts & Arts History

By Victor Bieni, Asaba

UNESCO Laureate, and Vice-Chancellor Crown University Int’l Chartered Inc., USA which is teaching and research hospital campus is located at Santa Cruz Province in Argentina, Brazil, Spain with Official partners constituents Campuses at government regulated universities world wide and online operation, and Chairman Advisory Board of Trustees of Kings and Queens Medical University College Ghana, Prof Sir Bashiru Aremu has congratulated Prof Rasaq Olatunde on his well deserved appointment as Vice-Chancellor of Ladoke Akintola University University (LAUTECH), Ogbomosho as he prays for Prof Kalilu’s future success on his new appointment.

The media learnt this from Prof Sir Bashiru Aremu on Wednesday, June 5, 2024 in a press statement made available to some group of Journalists in Asaba, Delta State capital by UNESCO Laureate’s Executive Assistant On Media, Publicity and Communication Matters, Comrade Sir Bieni Victor Emenike, while he urged the new institution’s VC to lead with the fear of God.

You could recall that Prof Rasaq Olatunde Rom Kalilu was recently appointed as VC of LAUTECH, Ogbomosho by Oyo State Governor Engr. Seyi Makinde as announced by the State Commissioner for Education, Science & Technology, Prof Salihu Adelabu for a single term of 5 years effective from June 12, 2024, according to the statement as reported in the media.

UNESCO Laureate while sending his best wishes, Congratulated the new VC of LAUTECH, Ogbomosho, stated that Prof Rasaq Olatunde Rom Kalilu joined LAUTECH on September 1, 1992 and has held sway as Professor of Arts & Arts History, Faculty of Environmental Sciences on October 1, 1999. Prof Kalilu has served in various positions in the University before his appointment as Acting Vice-Chancellor on June 12, 2023.

UNESCO Laureate, in the release attested to Prof Kalilu ’s capacity to deliver on his appointment as VC, Ladoke Akintola University (LAUTECH), Ogbomosho as he wished him long life, good health, wisdom, fear of God, happiness, prosperity and future success. The statement by UNESCO Laureate reads in parts: ” Congratulations My Dearest Distinguished Most Senior Professor of Arts & Arts History. Congratulations once again on your new appointment as Vice-Chancellor of Ladoke Akintola University, (LAUTECH), Ogbomosho. I wish you long life, good health, wisdom, fear of God, happiness, prosperity and future success as you assume office in your new appointment”.

“I, UNESCO Laureate World Acclaimed Distinguished Universities Research Professor of Computer Science, Information Communication Technology, Sir Bashiru Aremu can attest to your capacity to deliver on your new appointment as Vice-Chancellor of State- University, Ladoke Akintola University, (LAUTECH), Ogbomosho. Prof Kalilu, the new VC will deploy his hard work, diligence, and professionalism in delivering his mission for the institution. He is an alumnus of the prestigious University of Ife (now Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU), Ile-Ife) and the University of Ibadan (UI), is a polymath and specialist in Form and Material Technology”.

“He was the Head of Department of Fine and Applied Arts from 1998 to 2003; Dean of Faculty of Environmental Sciences from 2003 to 2006 and again from 2012 to 2016; Chairman, Committee of Deans in 2004, and from 2004 to 2006, the Chairman, Committee of Deans and Provosts. He was the Deputy Vice-Chancellor of LAUTECH between 2006 and 2008. A very sought-after academic with sterling records, Professor Kalilu is a recipient of many national and international prizes and awards including the Gold Medal in the 1978 – 1979 All Africa Painting Contest; Elected Member of the New York Academy of Sciences in recognition of his contributions to Science and Technology”.

“Prof Kalilu is also a recipient of Merit Prize in International Postage Stamp Design Contest in 1997; the Outstanding People of the 20th Century Outstanding Achievement Medal in 2000; and the Twentieth Century Achievement Award in 2001. He was among those selected as one of the 1000 Leaders of World Influence for the 21st century in year 2000, and holder of the distinguished and exceptional Universal Award of Accomplishment in 2000. Furthermore, he received the Development in Nigeria Merit Award in 2006”.

“Kalilu is also a member of several academic and intellectual organisations, including the Australian Ceramic Society, and the International Association of Astronomical Artists and is a Fellow of the Society of Nigerian Artists, Recently Nominated for global award of International Chartered World Learned Society. The new, LAUTECH Vice-Chancellor is a Justice of the Peace of Oyo State who hails from Ogbomoso and is married with children”.

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