The Akoko Conscience Group has honored the first substantive Bursar of the University of Medical Sciences (UNIMED) Ondo City, Ondo State, Mr. M. S Oluwanife Shittu, FCA with an award of leadership excellence and the ‘Akoko Man of the Year’ for the year 2021/2022.

He received the award on Thursday, 5th of May, 2022 at the Council Chamber, Laje Campus in Ondo.

The National President of the Group, Comrade Ajayi Victor Ogusuyi said Mr. Shitu has made the entire Akoko community proud in his distinguished career as an accountant of repute with untainted and unblemished records.

He said: ‘Mr. Shitu has demonstrated proficiency, perseverance, diligence, hard work, and content of good character in his career. We are here to appreciate you for your kind gesture towards the people of Akoko and the development of the community at large.’

Ogunsuyi described Shittu as a prominent son of Akoko land, a philanthropist and a proud member of the ACG.

He appreciated the management of the University under the leadership of the Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Adesegun Fatusi for providing the enabling environment for professional to thrive in the university.

The Special Adviser of the ACG, Mr. Adeosun Williams said the group’s objective is to appraise and encourage good leadership, chastise and berate bad eggs and celebrate exceptional leaders whose valuable contributions to the society stood out in the community.

‘It is in this voyage of ours, to support and promote outstanding leadership, especially those whose personalities have contributed immensely towards youth development, education, community, and humanitarian service that we identified M.S.O,’ he said.

A gold medal was presented to Mr. Shittu by High Chief Odofin Ogboye of Okeagbe Kingdom, Evangelist Muyiwa Asagunla.

Asagunla appreciated the awardee for the help he rendered to him while he was working at Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba Akoko saying he demonstrated good leadership and professionalism in his duties.


Present at the occasion was the University Librarian, Mr. Femi Folorunso; the Director of Works, Engineer Samuel Ogunwusi; Principal Assistant Registrar, Mr. Ezekiel Adeniran; University Senior Legal Officer, Barrister Olamide Adeloye; Senior Assistant Registrar, Mr. Akinola Oke and other members of staff.

The appointment of M.S.O Shittu was made on Thursday, July 8, 2021, at the 13th Statutory meeting of the Council under the leadership of the Pro-Chancellor and Chairman of the Governing Council, Dr. Temitayo Fawehinmi.

Mr. Shittu's appointment followed his success at an interview for the post where he came first among other applicants.


Before his appointment, he has served as the Bursar of the University, in an acting capacity, for about 3 years.


Mr Shittu's career in University Accounting and Finance started in February 2003 as Accountant I in the Bursary Department of Adekunle Ajasin University, and worked in various Units and Divisions. He rose to the position of Chief Accountant in 2011.


MSO, as he is fondly called, joined the University of Medical Sciences, Ondo as the pioneer Head of the Bursary Department when the University started its financial operations in 2015 and was later appointed as Deputy/Acting Bursar in April, 2018.

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