Gov. Ayo Fayose of Ekiti State, has approved the appointment of Prof. Samuel Oye Bandele as the new Vice-Chancellor of Ekiti State University, Ado-Ekiti.

This is contained in a statement signed by Mr Idowu Adelusi, the Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, in Ado-Ekiti on Thursday and released to newsmen.

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The statement said that the governor acted on the recommendations of the Governing Council of the university.

According to the statement, Prof. Bandele emerged first out of the three‎ candidates who were interviewed for the job.

It said that the appointment of the new V-C takes effect from December 2, 2015 as the tenure‎ of the outgoing Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Oladipo Aina, expires on December 1, 2015.

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Fayose , while congratulating the new vice-chancellor for coming first in the interview and for being appointed for the job, urged him to improve on the good work‎ of his predecessor in office and take the university to a lofty height.

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The governor also thanked Prof. Aina, who he said had contributed immensely toward the growth of the university physically, socially and economically.

The statement prayed God to be with the outgoing V-C in his new endeavour after leaving office.