December 9, 1967 in history


On this day, the suspended registrar of the University of Ibadan, Mr. Nathaniel Adamolekun was permitted by the council of the university to resume his duty with effect from the next day. A bulletin from the office of the vice-chancellor on this day said that Mr. Adamolekun’s reinstatement followed the resolutions adopted by a meeting of the university council at the Supreme Headquarters in Lagos on November 30.

Mr. Adamolekun was suspended by the former vice-chancellor of the university, Professor Kenneth Dike in July of the previous year. He (Adamolekun) subsequently sued the former vice-chancellor and the university council at an Ibadan High Court over the suspension.

The bulletin stated that among the resolutions taken at a meeting held with the head of the Federal Military Government, Major General Yakubu Gowon, who is also the Visitor to the university were that cases filed in courts by Mr. Adamolekun and those against him by the university authorities, should be withdrawn. The bulletin pointed out that it was resolved by the meeting that thereafter, the council should deal with the charges brought against Mr. Adamolekun in his office as registrar in accordance with the provisions of the University of Ibadan Act, 1962.





Also on this day, the federal commissioner for communications, Alhaji Aminu Kano, opened the 18, 000 pounds Surulere Post Office at Akerele Street, Lagos. At the opening, Aminu Kano said that it was the intention of the Federal Military Government to establish first-class postal services throughout the Federation. He said that the problem of communications was growing always and as a result of mankind’s mobility and other activities, plans must always be made ahead in order to catch up with the time. “In order to give full meaning to this spirit of change, demanded by the military Government, and the people of this country, crash staff training programmes were being embarked upon in addition to higher educational qualifications required of  new entrants who will be dedicated to serve their fatherland faithfully, loyally and efficiently,” the Commissioner said.

According to him, a similar project was in progress at Ikeja which would replace the existing one and that plans were also in hand to build specially designed post offices in Ibadan, Abeokuta, Ebute-Meta and Bauchi.



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