The Governing Council of the University of Benin at its 157th Regular Meeting held on Friday 25th October appointed Prof. (Mrs.) Lilian Imuetinyan Salami as the 10th substantive Vice Chancellor of the University.
Prof. Salami is a Professor of Home Economics/Nutrition Education. She was born on the 8th of August, 1956 in Jos, Plateau State. She hails from Uhunmwode Local Government Area of Edo State.
Prof. (Mrs.) Lilian Imuetinyan Salami
She joined the services of the University of Benin in 1994 as a senior lecturer having gained teaching experiences in several universities within Nigeria and the United States of America and rose through the ranks to become a professor in 2005. She has occupied various positions in the University such as Head of Department, Director, General Studies and Part-Time, Member of Governing Council, Dean, Faculty of Education, among others.
Prof. Salami is currently the Director General/Chief Executive of National Institute for Educational Planning and Administration (NIEPA). Ondo State, Nigeria.
She is a Fellow of Nutrition Society of Nigeria, International Federation of Home Economics, Home Economics Professional Association of Nigeria and Honorary Fellow, Institute of Strategic Management Nigeria. She is a recipient of several awards and recognitions.
Prof. Salami is married to Prof. Charles G.E. Salami and their union is blessed with four children.
Her appointment takes effect from 2nd December, 2019