AbdulRazaq appoints college Imam as Ilorin COE acting provost  

Kwara state governor, AbdulRaman Abdulrazaq, has relieved the acting Provost of the State College of Education, Ilorin, Dr Jimoh A Ayinla of his appointment. 

Dr Ayinla acted as the provost of the college for 20 months.

In his place, the governor has named the Chief Imam of the college mosque, Dr Shehu Jawondo, as the new acting provost, expected to act for three months before the appointment of a substantive provost.

Jawondo before his appointment was the Sub-Dean, School of Languages, Department of Arabic Medium.

The Chairman Governing Council of the college, Elder Reuben Iye, confirmed the development to our correspondent.

Elder Iye added that “the letter written to us indicated that Governor Abdulrazaq directed Commissioner for Tertiary Education, Afeez Abolore, to approve the appointment of the new acting provost and we have come as a Council to ratify that.”

In his reaction, the out gone provost hailed the governor for giving him the opportunity to serve, adding that he was ready to make himself available for the service of the state and country when called upon.

“I want to believe that I have done my best in the last 20 months. I want to sincerely and seriously appreciate the governor for giving me the opportunity to serve.

“Though the letter said that I was supposed to spend three months as acting provost, but I cannot remove myself since the substantive provost has not been appointed and I cannot create anarchy in the school.

“The assignment has been turbulent, but as a man I had to weather the storm. The governor on his part did not abandon us for a second.”

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