By Joseph Erunke
ABUJA – THE Senate of the National Open University of Nigeria has elected Professor Justus Adedeji Sokefun as the new Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Administration).
In a statement, the institution’s Director, Media and Publicity, Malam Ibrahim Sheme,revealed that Sokefun polled 48 votes to defeat Professor Gbenga Ojo, who garnered 18 votes to emerge winner at the election conducted during the Senate meeting held in Lagos on Tuesday, 5th March, 2019.
Until his election as DVC, Sokefun was the Director, Lagos Study Centre of the university.
He studied Law at the then University of Ife (now Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife) and obtained his Bachelor in Law in 1984.
Sokefun proceeded to the Nigerian Law School, where he became a Barrister at Law between 1984-1985.
He enrolled for his master of Laws at the prestigious University of Lagos in 1989.
He started his career as a Graduate Assistant at Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, where he taught between 1985-1986. In 1987, Sokefun joined the services of the then Ogun State University, Ago-Iwoye (Olabisi Onabanjo University) until 2007.
Early in his career, Sokefun had exhibited great brilliance and this earned him an appointment as a Special Assistant to the Minister for Justice and Attorney General of the Federation between 1993-1994, a position he held at a tender age.