BENIN CITY – It was a reign of encomium at the weekend as eminent scholars from different strata of the society extolled what was regarded as unmatched leadership qualities of the immediate past Vice Chancellor of the University of Benin (UNIBEN) Prof. Osayuki Godwin Oshodin.
They made their remarks during the luncheon party/public presentation of the book, “Prof. O.G. Oshodin. The quintessential pathfinder authored by Mr. Emmanuel Egharevba in Benin City.
Chairman of the occasion and the Iyase of Benin Kingdom, Chief Sam Igbe praised Prof. Oshodin for his vision towards transforming the university into an aluring institution with awesome facilities and infrastructural development.
The book presenter and Vice Chancellor, University of Benin, Prof. Osasere Orumwese, described Prof. Oshodin as a consumate administrator, iconic leader and mentor who has used his quality service to set a pace for successive administrations in the university.
The book reviewer, Barr (Dr) O.G Izevbuwa, described the former Vice Chancellor, UNIBEN, as unassuming, brilliant and a goal driven man.
He noted that Prof. Oshodin has always demonstrated an uncommon traits of a trail blazer maintaining that the book justifies the impactful agenda of the former UNIBEN Vice Chancellor aimed at ensuring sustainable progress.
Author of the book, Emmanuel Egharevba, said that the book intended to celebrate and showcase the phenomenal service of Prof. Oshodin while serving as the Vice Chancellor of UNIBEN.
He stated that the monumental achievements of Prof. Oshodin could not be overemphasised, hence the need for documentation that would serve as reference point for generations yet unborn.
In his remarks, Prof. Osayuki Oshodin commended the author for his initiative saying, but for God Almighty he would not have succeeded.
He urged the people, especially the leaders to always seek God’s guidance if they must succeed.