The Vice-Chancellor, Professor Eyitope Ogunbodede, hosted the man behind the pen-name – “Olanrewaju Onigege wura”, Barrister Olanrewaju Akinsola, who visited the University to deliver copies of his latest work, a compilation of all the stories behind the notable happenings of yester-years in the south-west and the entire country, which two illustrious alumni of the University are donating to the Faculty of Law and the University Library.
Speaking at the brief reception in his office, the Vice-Chancellor who commended the author for the laudable efforts he had made to properly document what actually transpired in the past for the future generations to learn from, added that it would take a mind that is history-inclined to venture into what Barrister Akinsola has done.
Professor Ogunbodede equally thanked the alumni of the University who the author said bankrolled the publication, saying posterity will never forget their contributions to the effort to preserve history such that the generality of the people can draw lessons from it, with the hope that endeavour will help in correcting the wrongs in the society.
Earlier, the author, Barrister Akinsola, who was accompanied by a friend and colleague, Barrister Ibrahim Lawal, had told the Vice-Chancellor that his flair for writing and interest in the intrigues behind the series of events of the yester-years, spurred him into the venture, continuing that when he was challenged to put all the short stories together in book form, he had to reach out to some friends and associates to financially support the project.
Barrister Akinsola, who is a special Adviser to the Honourable Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Mr. Babatunde Fashola (SAN), noted that the two alumni of the University who supported the project were Barrister Damilola Ogunbiyi, a daughter-in-law to the Pro-Chancellor and Chairman of Council, Dr. Yemi Ogunbiyi, and Barrister Tunde Fagbohun.
He said it is the honour of the duo that he is presenting fifty (50) copies of the book to the Faculty of Law and the University Library.