The newly elected exectives of Adekunle Ajasin University Akungba-Akoko, AAUA, were inaugurated to pilot the affairs of the union.
During the inauguration ceremony held on Wednesday, October 6, 2021 at the Olusegun Obasanjo Multipurpose Hall, the newly inaugurated president, Ogunsanmi Kolade popularly known as Multiple gave his inaugural speech.
Here is the full speech.
BEING A SPEECH DELIVERED BY THE 19TH DEMOCRATICALLY ELECTED PRESIDENT OF THE ADEKUNLE AJASIN, AKUNGBA-AKOKO, ONDO STATE, COMRADE OGUNSANMI KOLADE OLUMIDE (MULTIPLE) ON THE OCCASION OF THE INAUGURATION OF THE ADEKUNLE AJASIN UNIVERSITY STUDENTS UNION, ON THIS DAY, 6TH OF OCTOBER, 2021 AT THE OLUSEGUN OBASANJO MULTIPURPOSE HALL
The Vice-Chancellor, , Registrar, Bursar, University Librarian , Dean, Student Affairs, Deans of all Faculties, All H. O. D’s present, Council of AAUA Past Presidents, NANS Zone D, NANS JCC, Ondo State Axis, Security Personnel, Gentlemen of the Press And of the Greatest Nigerian Student!!!!!.
I am here today humbled by the task before us, grateful for the mandate bestowed upon me and careful of our true values as a union. Permit me to begin this speech with an expression of a profound gratitude to the creator of the universe, who has indeed, granted us the utmost privilege to witness this great occasion which marks another milestone in the history of our union.
Without words mincing, it is imperative to note, and indeed, emphatically that everytime we converge here to inaugurate a President, his entire Union executives and other arms of the Union, we bear witness to the enduring strength of our Constitution and we reaffirm the promise of our union to the generality and welfare of our students.
Today, we move on towards ensuring that these ideas live on to future generations. Today, we affirm our unity, our strength and our intellectuality as a union.
Distinguished colleagues and students of AAUA, you will accept with me that our union has gone through turbulent periods. Today, I say to you that the challenges facing our union are real. They are serious and are many. They will not be met easily or in a short span of time but will be grossly addressed by this administration to the very last minutes of our administration.
It is an undeniable fact that there is a need to awake students’ consciousness on Students’ Unionism. The atmosphere is not encouraging. We, however, cannot walk the talk alone but we urge every student stakeholders to take active roles. We will be working a lot more with all Class Representatives for an impeccable grass root representation and other stakeholders for administrative convenience. This administration will ensure that a peaceful and convenient atmosphere is maintained as our focus is to erect a lasting foundation for the Students’ union.
Since it is trite that the students need the management and the management needs the student, this administration shall continuously engage and partner with the management towards enhancing positive results in our unionism. It is essential to note that we are not coming on board to be anti-management but to unequivocally represent the interest of the students and to represent every form of justice.
Henceforth, we must pick ourselves up, dust ourselves off and begin again the work of revitalizing our union. For everywhere we look, there are lots of works to be done and some of them are:
A) Ensuring deliberate and sustained partnership with telecommunications companies to bring about free internet access to our dear institution.
B) Encouraging student entrepreneurs through the creation of enabling environments and programmes for them to thrive in their respective entrepreneurship pursuit.
C) Introduction of the usage of solar as an alternative source of powering the institution.
D) Renovation of the Student union building and returning all Student Union property back to the student Union building.
E) Ensuring a conducive environment for learning, hence our first point of call is to ensure that our lecture rooms and halls meets the required standard of a 21st Century University, Properly Called!
In conclusion, we implore every student to work with us towards achieving the goals of this administration.
God bless AAUASU
God bless AAUA
God bless Ondo State
God bless Nigeria
Yours in Service;