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Sansadeen Awosanya Joins League of Private University Owners


March 24, (THEWILL)- Major-General Sansadeen Adebanjo Awosanya (retd.) has joined the league of private university owners in Nigeria. His institution is called Altheia University and it is situated in Ogun State. To project the university as being in a class of its own, he appointed accomplished economist and former Minister of Industry, Chief Mrs Onikepo Akande, as its pro-chancellor and chairman. Other eminent Nigerians on the board of the university include a former Deputy Governor of Ogun State Senator Adegbenga Kaka; former Head of Service of the Federation, Prof. Oladapo Afolabi; immediate past Vice-Chancellor of Olabisi Onabanjo University, Ago-Iwoye, Prof. Ganiyu Olatunde; Prof. Mojisola Ogungbe, Prof. Adebayo Ayeni, Engr. Olufemi Olukoya, Alhaji Ndababo Mohammed Alfa and Mr Olanrewaju Adesanya.

Apart from the Governing Council, the university also unveiled the members of its Board of Trustees. They include Prof. Saburi Adesanya, Mrs Adeola Simon, Mr Abiodun Awosanya, Mr Ade Oyebanji (SAN) and Mr Kola Abdul, who will serve as Secretary. Beyond the university project, Awosanya is the Chairman of Rostrum Investment and Securities Ltd (Member of Nigerian Stock Exchange). Prior to his retirement, he served in the Nigerian Army for 30 years. He holds a pre-military diploma in Accounting from The Polytechnic, Ibadan and a BSc from Gwent College of Higher Education, United Kingdom, a Diploma from University of Lagos; an MBA from Federal University of Technology, Akure and a PhD in Accounting from Marlborough University, Honolulu, USA and a PhD from Olabisi Onabanjo University.

Awosanya is a Member of the Association of Certified National Accountants of Nigeria (CNA), Member of Nigeria Institute of Management (MNIM) and a member of the prestigious National Institute of Policy and Strategic Studies (NIPSS) where earned his mni. Whilst in the Army he served as Chief Paymaster General and earned the following medals: Forces Service Star (FSS), Meritorious Service Star (MSS), Distinguished Service Star (DSS) and United Nation Interim Forces in Lebanon (UNIFIL).


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