Osun State governor, Mr Gboyega Oyetola on Wednesday set up the 11-man committee, headed by a foremost educationist, Prof. Olu Aina, to develop an academic brief and physical master plan for the new university.
Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, Ismail Omipidan made this known in a statement in Osogbo.
The statement explained that “the governor noted that the Committee, which would be formally inaugurated very soon and will also engage the State House of Assembly towards the enactment of the law establishing the new university.”
“It will also engage the National University Commission (NUC) to facilitate speedy approval and formulate the internal charter of the proposed university to accommodate the participation of other key stakeholders, especially the Ijesa community, and corporate entities, in the governance of the institution via a Special Purpose of Vehicle, among others.”
Members of the Committee according to the statement also include a former Health Minister, Prof. Isaac Adewole; a former Vice-Chancellor of Osun State University, Prof. Labo Popoola, a former Vice-Chancellor of Tai Solarin University, Prof. Yemisi Obilade; and founder, Lead University, Ibadan, Prof. Jide Owoeye.
Other members of the Committee are the Managing Director, Saroafrica International, Mr Olakanmi Rasheed Sarumi; Associate Prof. Wasiu Oyedokun; the Chief of Staff to Governor Oyetola, Dr Charles ‘Diji Akinola; Osun Commissioner for Education, Folorunso Bamisayemi; Osun Finance Commissioner, Bola Oyebamiji; and Osun Attorney-General and Commissioner for Justice, Femi Akande.