In accordance with the Ambrose Alli University (Special Intervention Powers) Provisions Law 2021, the Edo State Government hereby announces the dissolution of the Governing Council of Ambrose Alli University, Ekpoma and the appointment of Prof. Osarhieme Benson Osadolor as Acting Vice Chancellor of the institution.
These directives take immediate effect.
The Ambrose Alli University (Special Intervention Powers) Provisions Law 2021 empowers the Visitor of the University to intervene in the ongoing impasse at the institution in the interest of the school, students and the generality of Edo people.
For some time now, the institution has been brought to its knees by mismanagement and maladministration, forcing the students to remain at home, with the attendant adverse effect on their academic pursuits. This has also grounded activities in the university community, with the institution derailing from the vision of its founders.
Fulbright Scholar, Prof. Osadolor is to immediately take over the administration of the institution towards revamping and repositioning it to become a forward looking, innovative and technology-driven institution of higher learning.
Prof. Osadolor, a Professor of History at the University of Benin, is trained at the University of Hamburg, Germany and University of Ibadan, Nigeria.
He brings to bear at the institution, nearly four decades career as an academic and university administrator, which has taken him through Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, USA; Morgan State University, Baltimore, Maryland; San Diego State University, San Diego, California, USA; University of Benin, Benin City, Nigeria: University of Ibadan, Ibadan, Nigeria, Igbinedion University, Okada. Nigeria, among others.