Professor David Irefin, a Professor of Economics and Dean of Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, Federal University of Lokoja on his appointment as the Acting Vice Chancellor of the university.
Rafindadi, a professor of medicine, was appointed along with others in February 2011 when President Goodluck Jonathan established eight federal universities across the six geo-political zones of the country, including FUL.
He completed his five-year tenure last week but departs officially from the university on February 16, 2016.
No fewer than 86 dons from across the country are vying to replace Prof Abdulmumini Rafindadi as Vice Chancellor of the Federal University, Lokoja (FUL), Kogi State.
But Prof David Irefin is from Aye Gbede in Ijumu LGA, Kogi State will serve in acting capacity before a new permanent VC is announced or he might be confirmed.
Interestingly, Irefin was appointed acting Dean of Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences following the demise of his predecessor and was later confirmed in full capacity.
Last Wednesday, the institution’s Public Relations Officer (PRO), Mr Emma Bello said the issue of who becomes VC is the prerogative of the university council.