Greetings from Chicago, Illinois. Hope all of you are well. I am fine here and the weather is superb. There is tremendous progress regarding the grant and other proposed collaborations.
Meanwhile, this is to quickly clarify our University status. Contrary to the news making the rounds, the FG has not outrightly reversed our status, but only puts its implementation on hold, ostensibly, pending the enactment of the necessary legal frameworks by the National Assembly. Authoritative sources from Abuja and a scanned copy of the FG memo sent to me expressly says ''Put on hold' and not 'reversal'. This is in order to follow due process and to make budgetary provision for the new universities. Staff and students are therefore urged to remain calm so that the legal stage could be fast tracked with the same tact, vigour and speed that brought about the initial Presidential pronouncement last May. The Chairman, CoDs, Dr Gbade Ikuejube, has been directed to continue to oversee our great institution until my return next week.