Obaseki congratulates UNIBEN's second female Vice Chancellor


The Edo State Governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki, has congratulated Prof. Lilian Imuetinyan Salami on her emergence as the 10th substantive Vice Chancellor of the University of Benin (UNIBEN).
In a statement, the governor said he was confident that Prof. Salami would deploy her wealth of experience in lifting the fortunes of the great citadel of learning, describing her emergence as another great milestone in the history of the university, as she is ‘the second woman to pilot the affairs of the 49-year-old institution.’
Professor Salami whose appointment would take effect from December 2nd, 2019, would take over from Professor Faraday Orumwense.
A statement by the university’s spokesman, Mr. Micheal Osasuyi, said Prof. Salami was appointed substantive VC of UNIBEN at the 157th regular meeting of the institution Governing Council.
Salami would be the second woman to be the institution’s VC after Professor Grace Alele Williams in 1985. Salami hails from Edo State, Nigeria and was born in Jos, Plateau State on the 8th of August, 1956.
She was appointed Senior Lecturer in UNIBEN in 1994 and rose to the rank of a Professor in 2005. Salami is the Director General/Chief Executive Officer, National Institute for Educational Planning and Administration (NEPA) Ondo State.
Outside academic, she is a member of the Advisory council to his royal majesty, the Oba of Benin, Omo N’Oba N’Edo, Ukukpolokpolo, Oba Ewuare II.