ADEOLA SOETAN AND OAU… PUTTING THE RECORD STRAIGHT.
The attention of the authorities of the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile- Ife, has been drawn to a video clip circulating on social media that ADEOLA SOETAN did not graduate from Obafemi Awolowo University.
While putting the record straight, the Public Relations Officer of the University, Abiodun Olarewaju, stated that NOT ONLY DID ADEOLA SOETAN GRADUATE FROM OAU, HE WAS A VIBRANT STUDENT ACTIVIST OF IMPECCABLE CHARACTER whose unrepentant doggedness in fighting for the welfare of his fellow students earned him THE PRESIDENCY OF THE STUDENTS UNION.
A graduate of the Department of Agricultural Extension and Rural Sociology, Faculty of Agriculture, ADEOLA SOETAN, Man Show, as he is being famously called by friends and admirers, exhibited the fearlessness of a roaring lion when defending the causes of the Nigerian Students.
“Man Show” , with other generational Students Activists of Great Ife extraction, like Dr. Segun Mimiko ( a two – term Governor of Ondo State), Femi Falana, SAN, Wole Olaoye, Eddy Olafeso, Lanre Arogundade, late Yinka Odumakin, Fola Odidi (Speedy), Biodun Owonikoko, SAN , Kekemeke Isaac, Abiodun Olarewaju ( aka Eleshin), Lasisi Olagunju and others too numerous to mention, left indelible footprints of indisruptive aluta in OAU Students Unionism for successive generations of Activists.
OAU holds her Alumni in highest of esteem, and Soetan is not an exception. In fact, he is seen as an inimitable example of a shining light and a fantastic reference point in today’s world of Students Unionism.
We, therefore, want to appeal to all Alumni, Friends and other stakeholders of Great Ife, to disregard, in its entirety, any innocent error of commission, omission or negligence that may suggest that ADEOLA SOETAN ( aka Man Show) did not graduate from OAU.
The University Management would like to appreciate everyone for showing interest in the peace and harmony of our University.