About 16 kilometres of the road around the University Of Benin is set to be rehabilitated. Godwin Obaseki, the Edo State Governor, made this announcement. He made the announcement during a courtesy visit by the management of the university led by the new Vice-Chancellor, Professor Lilian Salami at Government House in Benin City.
According to Obaseki, this became necessary in order to ease the movement of students and staff of the University of Benin.
He also said that his administration will partner with the university to provide constant power supply and fast internet facility in the institution.
Obaseki congratulates the new Vice-Chancellor
Obaseki congratulated Prof Salami, as the second woman to hold the exalted position of the Vice-Chancellor of the university, noting, “We have no doubt that women in academia particularly those from this part of the world display a lot of courage, strength and energy. We wish you a successful tenure.”
Earlier, the new Vice-Chancellor, Professor Lilian Salami, solicited for the governor to assist the university in building a barricade in front of the main gate of the university which will encourage students to use the pedestrian bridge.
Prof. Salami was accompanied by the immediate past Vice-Chancellor, Professor Friday Orunwense and other top management staff of the institution.