The Government of Edo State has appointed Chief Lawson A. Omokhodion, as the Pro-Chancellor and Chairman of the Governing Council of the 37 year- old Ambrose Alli University (AAU), Ekpoma, located in Esan West Local Government of the State.
The reconstituted Governing Council is made up of 20 members of which eight members among whom is the Chairman, are directly appointed by the State Governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki.
Omokhodion will lead the 20-member Council for a mandatory four-year period.
While inaugurating the reconstituted Council at the Festival Hall of Government House, Benin City recently, Obaseki, charged members of the Council to return AAU to the glorious days when at its creation it was heralded as a premier academic institution.
He urged members of the AAU community to retool itself and project itself as a citadel of academic excellence.
The governor noted that he has appointed a non-political Council made up of credible, tested and experienced professionals and he is optimistic that the AAU will excel under this Council.
Omokhodion thanked the Governor for the appointment and promised that the Council will operate wholly within the Law establishing the University and will be diligent, fair and firm in the discharge of its duties.
Omokhodion, a Knight of the Roman Catholic Church,renowned financial journalist and Economic Editor, was an Adviser at the African Development Bank (ADB) and former Managing Director/CEO of Liberty Bank Plc. He brings to this engagement a huge repertoire of knowledge, experience and goodwill.