The Ilorin Emirate for Unity and Development Initiative (IEUDI) has congratulated Professor Muhammed Mustapha Akanbi over his appointment as the new Vice Chancellor of the Kwara State University (KWASU), Malete.
The congratulatory message was contained in a statement signed by the Secretary General of the IEUDI, Hon. AbdulRauph AbdulSalam and made available to the newsmen in the state.
The association described the appointment of Professor Akanbi as a well deserved one considering his great erudition and vast knowledge in academic realm
The statement lauded the foresight of the Kwara State Governor, Mallam AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq for looking inward to consider people of proven integrity in various positions of authority in the state and described Professor Akanbi’s appointment as a good step in a right direction.
The IEUDI also rejoiced with the Emir of Ilorin, Dr Ibrahim Sulu Gamabari over the appointment of Professor Akanbi and prayed God to lead him through in his official and privitate endeavours.
The association however advised the new Vice Chancellor to use his rich experience and connection to further improve the standard of the institution to greater heights.
Professor Muhammed Mustapha Olaroungbe Aremu Akanbi
was born into the cherished family of late Hon. Justice Muhammed Mustapha Adebayo Akanbi and late Hajia Munfaatu Aduke Akanbi.
He hails from the Ile Magaji Kemberi, Awodi, Gambari Quarters, Ilorin East, Kwara State of Nigeria.
He attended various primary and secondary schools across the country i.e Kano, Port Harcourt, Ibadan and Okigwe in Imo State.
He attended the prestigious Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife and graduated top of his class in 1993. He bagged his Ph.D in law at the prestigious Kings College, London in 2006.
At age 40, Prof. M. M. Akanbi became Ilorin’s youngest Professor ever as at the time of his confirment. He is an internationally acclaimed Professor of Business Law with a niche in Commercial Arbitration
He was appointed and served as the Director of the Unilorin School of Preliminary Studies (Fufu) in 2017. He is a former Chairman of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA), Ilorin
Prof. Akanbi was conferred with the prestigious title of the Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN) IN 2018, the highest in the legal profession. He is the founder and CG of MMGivit Initiative, a philanthropic NGO that caters for the less privileged. He is happily married to his heartthrob, Hajia Shakira Abdulrahman-Akanbi with children.