Photos: Nigerian University don makes history as 1st black president of Webster College USA
According to report the Nigerian born Dr. Benjamin Ola Akande pictured above made history on
Saturday October 31st after he was installed as the 21st president of
Westminster College in St. Louis, Missouri USA making him the first
Black-American and first Nigerian-born academician to occupy the
topmost position in the 165-year-old liberal arts college in America.
The inaugural ceremonies which took place at Champ Auditorium before a
standing-room-only audience had in attendance his parents, Rev. Dr. and
Mrs. S.T. Ola Akande, his wife, Bola, their three daughters, Moyosola,
Anjola and Reni Akande, and other family members. Oyo
state governor, Abiola Ajimobi was also in attendance and gave the
inauguration lecture where he expressed his joy about the Nigerian
academician making his country and Oyo state in particular proud.