The authority of the Federal University Oye-Ekiti (FUOYE), has charged the institution’s pioneer Students Union Government (SUG) to exhibit good leadership style and support the university management to enhance development.
The vice-chancellor of the university, Prof. Kayode Soremekun, gave this charge on Monday at the inauguration of the SUG executives at the university’s auditorium, Oye-Ekiti, Oye Local Government Area of Ekiti.
According to the vice-chancellor, leadership carries a great degree of responsibility and leaders can only function effectively with the support of their followers.
“There should be a functional relationship between leaders and followers as leadership cannot be an island.
“As you are inaugurated today, do not stay too far from the ‘market’; that is the students you are leading; imbibe the spirit of a responsible leadership.
“Maintain a peaceful and conducive learning atmosphere between the management and the students you are leading.
“Listen to your followers’ agitations, especially those ones, who will bring about the desired development,” Soremekun said.
He, however, told them that he operated an open door policy, in which he was prepared to deliberate with people on developmental issues at all times.
In his address, the pioneer SUG president, Mr Taiwo Fasakin, promised to partner with the university’s management and other organisations to foster development during his tenure.
He pledged to make the good use of the vice chancellor’s open-door policy to ensure that students generally and the university management enjoyed a good working relationship as well as sustain a conducive academic environment.
Present on the occasion were, the university’s Acting Registrar, Mrs Oyeyimika Fasakin and Dr Dosumu Malomo, the Dean, Students Affairs among others.
The high point of the event was the presentation of the Students Hand Book to members of the SUG by the vice-chancellor.