A Nigerian academician has made history in America by becoming the first black president of Webster College USA.

Nigerian born Dr. Benjamin Ola Akande,  made history on Saturday October 31st as he was appointed as the 21st president of Westminster College in St. Louis, Missouri USA.

This appointment makes 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.

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