The development of a nation is a collective effort, championed by quintessential leaders and the greatness of a generation is determined by the eruption of potentials of great leaders. This statement is true for Ekiti State and Nigeria because of a great leader like Aare Afe Babalola. He has been at the forefront of making wonders and consistently erupting potentials for humanity. He is not just a legal cornucopia of knowledge and a kind philanthropist, he is a star gifted to mankind and Ekiti State, whose brightness will shine for generations.
Through his tenacity, purpose-driven leadership and resourcefulness, the Afe Babalola University Ado Ekiti had made many giants strides in the educational system in Africa and in contributing to the socio-economic development of Nigeria. The commissioning of ABUAD 2.5MW Independent Power Project (IPP) in Ado – Ekiti yesterday 21st June 2021, further confirms it as a solution university. The IPP will unequivocally aid the productivity of Ekiti State and helps the sustenance of Research and Development (R & D) in the University. As a Professor, I understand first-hand the strategic importance of uninterrupted power supply in enabling academic and research feats.
I hereby congratulate the shining star of our beloved state, Aare Afe Babalola for this uncommon achievement, which will go down in history as an eruption of the potential of one great man. Congratulations also to ABUAD for being a pacesetter in the educational system of Africa. We believe in your greatness to aid the greatness of Ekiti State and Nigeria.
Therefore, with this feat, I’m optimistic of a great Ekiti State of our dreams, a burning passion of a state that will work for all. I look forward to a strategic partnership with ABUAD in making more innovative research outputs for more progress for our dear state.
God bless Aare Afe Babalola.
God bless ABUAD.
God bless Ekiti State and the Federal Republic of Nigeria.
Prof. Kolapo Olusola Eleka