FUOYE  Convocation :Wole Olanipekun donates N10million to best 20 Law Students

 Cautions Nigerian elites against envy

The management of the Federal University, Oye-Ekiti (FOUYE) has announced  the appointment of the foremost legal icon and Senior Advocate of Nigeria(SAN) ,Chief Wole Olanipekun as a visiting professor of Legal Practice to the institution .

The Vice Chancellor,Professor Abayomi Fasina who announced this during the 7th Convocation ceremonies said the decision was afford  the students benefit from the wealth of experience of the  renown Lawyer .
The VC  made announcement  after Olanipekun bagged honorary doctorates in Constitutional Law  alongside two other eminent Nigerians  who were conferred with honorary doctorates of the institution in other field of endeavour.

Professor Fasina disclosed that Chief Olanipekun  had become a role model  not only in the legal profession but in the promotion of quality education as well as philosophy.He explained that Olanipekun who is currently chairman Body of Benchers has contributed in  no small measure to humanity and national  development.

Fasina said that the institution within the shortest time of creation has carved a niche for itself on international grid of academic excellence. While congratulating the graduands on the academic feats, Fasina admonished them to positively project the image of the institution.

In his remarks, the apparently elated Olanipekun thanked the University management  for honour accorded him .
The Senior Advocate of Nigeria also  used the occasion to announce a Ten Miillion indira donation to the the first 20 best graduating students in the Law Faculty .
He promised to commence immediate interactions with the  Law students of FOUYE as soon as possible.

Olanipekun urged the  elites to shun unnecessary envy and to  always appreciate  honest donation and support from individuals like him to the society inorder not to discourage them .

” I am not rich and st the same time, I am not poor.But I count myself as a child of grace .I am always happy making the smile and giving back to the society.So our people should not discourage some of us who are willing to give back to the society with unnecessary criticisms .” Olanipekun admonished.

He also admonished the academia to deploy their God’s giving knowledge in profitable ventures rather than indulging
The legal giant said all his donations to individuals, church  as well as community were  not intended for any personal rewards.

Referring to the recent donation of High Court Complex to Ekiti State Judiciary ,Olanipekun  argued that the gesture was in line with the  best global practices .
He specifically mentioned that the edifices housing the  International Court of Justice, Hague and the Israeli Supreme Court were both donated by private individuals.

Other awardees were  former Managing Director of First Bank, Bisi Onasanya and former Super Eagles skipper, Segun Odegbami . Onsanya also announced a two million Naira donation to the  best graduating students in Accounting.
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