By Dayo Adesulu
The Director of Lagos State University Multimedia Centre (UMC), Dr. Bosede Amoo, will on Monday, 23rd October 2023 begin her terminal leave to mark her journey into retirement as she sets to attain the statutory retirement age of 65 years on 15th February 2024.
Her impending exit would, however, not commence without a befitting in-house send-forth service put together on Wednesday, 18th October 2023, by her staff at the UMC. During the brief celebration, the members of staff offered songs of praise in appreciation to God for sparring her life to witness the occasion before the Rt. Reverend Dapo Asaju, the Bishop Theologian of the Anglican Church of Nigeria and professor of Religious Studies, led prayers for the consummate technologist.
In her farewell speech, which she prepared on a slide, the soft-spoken Dr. Amoo recounted her journey in the service of the university and attributed her success to the Almighty God and the support of her staff. She expressed her profound gratitude to the UMC crew with whose support she was leaving an indelible impact in the Centre.
She advised the members to remain united as a family even after her exit and embrace change and courage in their job. In her words, “I encourage you to dare to dream and turn those dreams into reality.”
In her tribute, Chief Technical Officer (Electronics), and second in command to Dr. Amoo, Mrs. Oluwakemi Akinrinle hailed her departing boss for the profound influence she had on the career trajectory of some staff in the Centre. She said, “You have been a wonderful boss, an embodiment of strength, creativity, and innovation which we are grateful to you. We are proud to have worked with you as our director over the years, “she concluded.
Others who eulogised her included Mrs. Andrew Oluwatosin, PAR, Mr. Olaleye Ebenezer, Assistant Chief Technical Officer (Graphic), Mr. Odugbemi Albert, Assistant Chief Technical Officer (Electronics), Olawuwo Samson, Principal Technical Officer (Graphic), and Mrs. Aina Olufunmilayo, Senior Media Technologist.
The emotional event was concluded with group photographs.
Dr. Amoo asumed duty as Acting Director of the Centre in 1991 before being appointed Substansive Director in 2006. She would be remembered for introducing several innovations that gave the Centre its relevance in the university.