The founder of the Oduduwa University, Ipetumodu, Osun State, Chief Ramon Atobatele Adedoyin, has expressed his readiness to establish a university in Sierra Leone.
He said this during a four-day working visit to Sierra Leone.
Adedoyin was received with his wife, Iyabo, at the Freetown Airport by the Nigerian Embassy staff and officials of the University of Makeni from where they boarded a boat to Freetown.
Chief Adedoyin and his entourage used the opportunity to visit to Sierra Leonean officials, including the Minister for Technical and Higher Education, Prof. Aiah Gbakima, to discuss areas of mutual cooperation to the two countries.
The couple and their entourage were hosted to a breakfast treat by the Nigerian High Commissioner to Sierra Leone, His Excellency, Ambassador Habiss Ibrahim Ugbada, who expressed delight that the visit would go a long way to further strengthen the strong and cordial relationship between the two countries.
The delegation had earlier attended the postgraduate congregation of the University of Makeni where Chief Adedoyin delivered the convocation lecture titled: ‘Postgraduate Education and Achieving the Sustainable Development Goals’.
He said the purpose of his visit was to solidify academic relations between the Oduduwa University and the University of Makeni.