The University has held its annual special Senate in honor of the Honorable Chancellor, His Excellency, Sir Chief Dr. Gabriel Osawaru Igbinedion as part of ceremonies to mark his 86th birthday.
The special senate session led by the Vice-Chancellor, Professor Lawrence Ikechukwu Ezemonye PhD FAS was held in the Main House of the Honorable Chancellor in his Palatial Garden of Eden compound, 1 – 13 Okada Drive, GRA, Benin City.
The ceremony featured among other activities rendition of tributes by three distinguished Professors of the University; Professor Deborah Omotsefe Odejimi, Deputy Vice-Chancellor; Professor Sunday Josiah, Dean, School of Basic Medical Sciences and Professor Nnamdi Nwaodu, IUO Desk Officer for Association of African Universities.
The tribute rendition preceded the presentation of gifts by the University Vice-Chancellor, Principal Officers and Deans of Schools and Colleges. Responding, the Honorable Chancellor commended the University Management under the able leadership of the Vice-Chancellor for the notable developmental strides and evident improvement in the visibility of the University through deliberate and concerted partnership drive with reputable local and international organizations. The Chancellor also commended improvement in the environment and maintenance of facilities on campus. He thanked all for the honor done him and enjoined all staff to continue to cooperate with the Vice-Chancellor for greater achievements.