The event started by 4:00pm with the arrival of guests and the entry of the Chancellor’s procession. The PRO of the University , Mike Osasuyi recognised the principal officers present.
The principal officers present at the event where the Vice- Chancellor Prof Faraday Friday Osasere Orumwense, the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Admin) Prof Lawrence Ezemonye, Deputy Vice-Chancellor(Acad) Prof Abiodun Falodun , the deputy Vice-Chancellor (Ekehuan Campus) Prof Samuel Ereyi Aduwa-Ogiegbaen,the registrar And Secretary to The Council Mrs Otasowie A. Osodin and the Bursar Dr. Baba Bila.
The Registrar Mrs .A .O Oshodin Represented by the deputy Registrar introduced the Vice-Chancellor Prof Faraday Orumwense , the rep of the registrar welcomed the Vice-Chancellor and the principal officers of the university.The presence Directors, Deans, provosts,professors, student and invited guest where also recognised.The Vice- Chancellor Prof Faraday Orumwense declared the ceremony open. The Vice- Chancellor Prof Faraday Orumwense went through a short biography of Professor S.M.Ogbonmwan,after which Professor S.M Ogbonmwan was called upon to give his lecture titled” “Lifting Oneself With The Bootstrap: My research experience and other non-parametric paradigms”. The event closed at about 5.30p.m