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 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.
Prof. Osadolor is also a Visiting Research Fellow in African History at the University
of Hamburg, Germany and an academic consultant to the Art History Museum,
in Vienna, Austria.
Osarodion Ogie, Esq.
Secretary to the Government of Edo State
May 11, 2021.