The Vice President of Nigeria, His Excellency, Senator Kashim Shettima, GCON, was at the University of Ibadan to attend the 527th inaugural lecture of the institution delivered by one of his protégés, Professor Sulaiman Adesina Yusuf.
Senator Shettima is an alumnus of the university, having obtained an MSc. in Agricultural Economics from the University in 1991.
His entourage of top government functionaries included another alumnus, the immediate past governor of Kano State, Alhaji Abdullahi Umar Ganduje, OFR.
Senator Shettima was received on arrival by the Vice-Chancellor, Professor Kayode O. Adebowale, mni, FAS, and other Principal Officers of the institution.
The inaugural lecturer, Professor Yusuf, recalled that Senator Shettima introduced him to lecturing as a Youth Corps member on service at the University of Maiduguri in 1991, and they had maintained a mutually beneficial relationship since then.