Professor (Mrs). Lilian I. Salami, a Professor of Home Economics/Nutritional Education, has been appointed as the new Vice-Chancellor of the University of Benin(UNIBEN).
According to reports, Professor Salami’s appointment by the Governing Council of the University of Benin makes her the second UNIBEN female VC.
A statement by the university’s spokesman, Mr. Micheal Osasuyi, said Prof. Salami whose appointment would take effect from December 2nd, 2019, would take over from Professor Faraday Orumwense.
Professor Salami was appointed 10th substantive VC of UNIBEN at the 157th regular meeting of the institution Governing Council.
The new UNIBEN VC would be the second woman to be the institution’s VC after Professor Grace Alele Williams in 1985.
She hails from Edo State, Nigeria and was born in Jos, Plateau State on the 8th of August, 1956.
Salami was appointed Senior Lecturer in UNIBEN in 1994 and rose to the rank of a Professor in 2005.
The new UNIBEN VC is the Director-General/Chief Executive Officer, National Institute for Educational Planning and Administration (NEPA) Ondo State.
Outside academics, the new UNIBEN VC is a member of the Advisory council to his royal majesty, the Oba of Benin, Omo N’Oba N’Edo, Ukukpolokpolo, Oba Ewuare II.