Until his appointment, Prof. Salami was the immediate past Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic) of the institution.
The new VC bagged his B.Sc degree from the University of Ife (now Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife) in 1986 before proceeding for his Masters degree in 1989 in same University.
He capped it up with a Ph.D degree from the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife in 1996 having obtained a Post-Graduate Diploma in 1990.
Salami became a Professor on the 1st of October, 2003 and was the Secretary of the Academic Staff Union of University (ASUU) OAU branch from 2000 – 2002, and also a two term member of OAU Governing Council from 2003 –2007.
He worked as a Senior Research Adviser, Corporate Environment Department, Shell Petroleum Development Company (SPDC) Nigeria from 2010 – 2011 as a Sabbatical Staff.
Professor Salami is happily married with three children.
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