The office complex, which was donated by a United States based philanthropist and entrepreneur, Mr. Peter Ishola, would consist of ten units of professorial suites and would be in accordance with the National Universities Commission's guidelines and specifications for programme accreditation.
Addressing stakeholders at the foundation laying ceremony, the Pro-Chancellor tasked philanthropists and well-meaning individuals to contribute towards the advancement of university education in Nigeria, being the bedrock of industrial and socio-economic development of every nation. He maintained that universities across the world cannot solely provide the facilities they need for rapid growth and development, hence the need for the support of not only those in power, but also stakeholders and philanthropists.
He commended the donor, Mr. Peter Ishola, for his generosity and for considering the University for his benevolence, and assured the donor that the University will forever continue to appreciate his gesture, which, according to him, came at the right time.
In his remarks, the Vice-Chancellor, Professor ‘Ayo Clement Adebayo, lauded the donor for extending his hands of philanthropy to the University, and announced the donor’s resolve to ensure that the project would be completed and commissioned within five months. The Vice-Chancellor commended the facilitator of the project, Professor Muibi Opeloye, for the initiative and sought the support of other stakeholders in the College of Humanities and Culture towards the successful completion of the facility in record time.
The occasion was graced by the Akire of Ikire, Oba Olatunde Falabi Lambeloye III, who also appreciated the efforts of the Governing Council and Management of Osun State University for keeping faith with the University’s mandate of delivering high-quality education to students. Oba Falabi also acknowledged the donor, and pledged the readiness of the leadership of the Ikire community to attract stakeholders and well-meaning sons and daughters of Ikire to make generous donations towards the development of the University.
Responding, the donor and Chief Executive Officer, Pena Healthcare System, Houston Texas USA, Mr. Peter Ishola, expressed gratitude to God and the leadership of UNIOSUN for allowing such initiatives to thrive in the University. Assuring that the project would be completed in record time, Mr. Ishola noted that giving is his own way of achieving his age-long personal goal of ensuring that the upcoming generation has the much-needed access to improved aids and education for their individual and societal development.