The management of Kwara state University (KWASU), Malete has welcomed a new Chancellor, Dr. Johnson Bamidele Olorunnishola Adewunmi in the institution.
Dr. Johnson is popurlarly known to be a philanthropic, community leader and renowned educationist.
It was revealed that his five-year appointment was announced in a letter signed by the commissioner for Tertiary Education, Hajia Sa’adatu Modibbo.
Born on November 26, 1952 in Oko-Irese, Irepodun Local Government Area of Kwara State, Adewumi holds a Ph.D (Civil Engineering) degree from the Imperial College of Science and Technology, London (December 1982); M.Sc D.I.C (Hydrology), Imperial College of Science & Technology, London (June 1979) and B.Sc (Civil) Second Class Upper Division, University of Lagos (June 1976). He is a Chartered Engineer, Council of Registered Engineers of Nigeria.
Adewunmi’s career spans 43 years in the public and private sectors, garnering useful experience across the broad fields of engineering construction, design, policy formulation, research and teaching.
He has worked on many large water resources and hydropower projects in various capacities including the Multi-purpose Gurara Water Transfer Project, reputed as the largest of its kind in Africa; engineering design of 3050MW Mambilla Hydropower Project and 700MW Zungeru Hydropower projects where he served as Project Director for the Engineering Design and Construction.
Adewumi also served on a number of Technical Commission and Advisory Committees for Civil Engineering Construction Projects and Water Resources Planning for Federal Government of Nigeria and International Commission on Large Dams among others.
On the global stage, the Asiwaju of Oko-Irese is a member of the International Committee on the Integrated Management of Hydropower Reservoirs whose membership are drawn from USA, China, Canada, Nigeria, Switzerland, Germany and France.
Nevertheless, Adewumi’s love for, and passionate faith in his native home of Oko-Irese in Irepodun Local Government Area and indeed Kwara State as a whole are well known. He never hesitates to commit funds, energy and time to the progress of both.