23 federal universities get new governing councils — FULL LIST OF CHAIRPERSONS

Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu
Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu

Pursuant to his powers under the laws establishing the federal universities in Nigeria, His Excellency, President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the reconstitution of Governing Councils of 23 out of the 40 federal universities in the country for a period of four years in the first instance.

The institutions affected are those whose Governing Councils’ tenures have elapsed or would on 9th April, 2017.

In making these appointments, Mr. President had taken cognizance of the requirements for membership into governing councils, which include among others, a minimum of a university degree, high integrity, and commitment to educational development of the country.

In addition, consideration was also given to geo-political spread, in order to reflect federal character and foster sense of belonging.

The affected universities and their Chairmen are as follows:

1. Ahmadu Bello University (ABU), Zaria – AVM Muktar Mohammed
2. University of Nigeria, Nsukka – Chief Mike Olorunfemi
3. University of Lagos – Dr. Wale Babalakin
4. Federal University of Technology, Owerr (FUTO) – Prof John Ofem
5. University of Calabar – Sen. Nkechi Justina Nworgu
6. University of Ibadan – Joshua Waklek, mni
7. Abubakar Tafawa Balewa Uni (ATBU), Bauchi – Amb. Niniola Nimota Akanbi
8. Bayero University, Kano (BUK) – Prof. Ibrahim Gambari
9. Federal University of Technology, Akure (FUTA) – Se. J.K.N. Waku
10. Fed. Uni of Petroleum Res., Effurum (FUPRE) – Prof Shehu Abdullahi Zuru
11. Federal University of Technology (FUT), Minna – Prof Femi Odekunle
12. Michael Okpara University of Agric, Umudike (MOUAU) – Engr. Bello Suleiman
13. Modibbo Adama University of Tech, Yola – M. Bukar Zarma
14. Nmandi Azikiwe University, Awka – Alhaji Aziz Bello
15. University of Abuja – Alhaji Sani Maikudi
16. Fed University of Agric, Abeokuta – Dr. Aboki Zhawa
17. Fed University of Agriculture, Makurdi – Prof Alkassum Abba
18. University of Benin – Alhaji Isah Ashiru
19. University of Ilorin – Dr. Jibril Oyekan
20. University of Jos – Prince Tony Momoh
21. University of Maiduguri – Prof. Biodun Adesanya
22. University of Uyo – Prof. A. C. Awujo
23. Usman Danfodiyo University, Sokoto – Rtd Hon. Justice Pearl Enajere

Those not affected by the reconstitution are the Governing Councils of the 12 new Federal Universities in Lokoja, Otueke, Gashua, Dutsin-Ma, Oye-Ekiti, Lafia, Gusau, Wukari, Kashere, Birnin-Kebbi, Dutse and Ndifu-Alike-Ikwo which were inaugurated in March, 2016 as well as those of the Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU) Ile-Ife and University of Port Harcourt, which were re-constituted in January this year (2017).

The tenure of the council of the National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN) will elapse in January 2018.

The new Governing Councils are to be inaugurated at the auditorium of the National Universities Commission (NUC) on a date to be announced soon.

Mallam Adamu Adamu
Honourable Minister of Education
06 April, 2017


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  • Duruoha1

    Mr minister, where are the igbos in this arrangement?

    • abodes_124

      there is one be patient as they have been telling the igbos since may 2015

    • Uno Agbor

      See Unical

  • Duruoha1

    This is the height of insensitivity and wickedness

  • Okokondem

    THE continued VANQUISHING and EMASCULATION of the SOUTH EAST.

    Coincidence, may be but coming from Hausa/Fulani, I doubt it. Here are the appointments for the affected universities by region, and the corresponding Governing Councils which according Buhari is guided by a requirement of, “a minimum of a university degree, high integrity, and commitment to educational development of the country.”

    SE:
    1. UNN Nsukka: Chief Mike Olorunfemi
    2. FUTO, Owerri: Prof John Ofem
    3. MOUAU, Umuahia: Engr. Bello
    Suleiman
    4. Namdi Azikiwe U., Awka: Alhaji Aziz
    Bello

    Now, juxtapose this list where obviously there are no Igbos qualified for these positions with their counterparts in the OLD west and north regions, such as ABU, UNILAG, OBAFEMI AWOLOWO, etc. Or in fact humor me and go through the entire list and see for yourself the obvious injustice.

    Buhari can never be a good leader for the fact he is not only unqualified but parochial and vindictive.

    • Gibson Bosah

      Next time ends with #Copied or read properly b4 u post.check out unical unless u r nt igbo

      • Okokondem

        Clearly you can’t dispute what I tendered and your natural reaction is resorting to insult. My premise since you are too dumb to grasp it is, universities in the other traditional regions of Nigeria, north and west, are headed in this instance by people of those regions. But that is not the case for universities located in the SE as list shows. Why should it be? Are there no people indigenous to the SE qualified for the posts?

        • Salma Aminu

          Be grateful with what you have. You people largely supported GEJ in 2011 and got the lion share of appointments during GEJ’s government at the detriment of other geopolitical regions. Now you are crying wolf for having less under a government you vehemently and massively opposed. You cannot eat you cake and have it. You must be patient for the tenure to end then support the present government in the next election for a greater share of the national appointments. After all democracy is a game of numbers, where the majority will have their way.

          • Intrepid

            Of all the decades of securing these appointments, listen to what Emir Sanusi said about the North.

            ”Over three million almajiri kids roam the streets of Kano state alone”. Gov, ganduje.

            God shall continue to punish those who deliberately inflict injustice unto others, and punish those who keep mute on man inhumanity to man.

          • Nnamani Evans Ifebuche

            Can you shut up???

        • Gibson Bosah

          I wish u went to Nigerian university,u will understand that state of origin does nt affect such post.

      • abodes_124

        Wow one Igbo person. South easterners rejoice and be grateful to Okechukwu Buhari

        • Nnamani Evans Ifebuche

          Lol

          It’s normal

    • FineBoy

      Changes in 23 Federal Universities and No Changes in 14.
      Can you provide details of the 14 to enable us know the marginalization

  • michael ehisienmen

    Old wine in new bottles. Recircling old ones everytime. The future is eaten up by the old, it is nolonger for the young ones.

    • FineBoy

      I will submit your name

  • Wale Adegoke

    Dr Aboki Zahwa posted to Federal University of Agric Abeokuta is having a pending court case with an anti corruption agency in Abuja.

  • Henry

    Prince tony Momoh is he not the owner of channels? I for talk why channels is bias in there reporting

    • Frank

      No. The owner is John Mommoh.Not Tony momoh.

  • Intrepid

    Of all the decades of securing these appointments, listen to what Emir Sanusi said about the North.

    ”Over three million almajiri kids roam the streets of Kano state alone”. Gov, ganduje.

    God shall continue to punish those who deliberately inflict injustice unto
    others, and punish those who keep mute on man inhumanity to man. Nigeria is all about who gets what.

  • Darlynstar

    This is a list of majority northerns with a few yorubas….na wa ooo…

  • Almost Kalilan

    The list of 23-Coucils chairmen if look carefully represented a ratio of 1:10 and 1:13, Nigeria is divided into NORTH (NE, NC, NW) and SOUTH (SE, SW and SS), the distribution is between the two, North with nineteen states (19) got 10 out of the 23, where as South with sixteen states (16) got 13 out of the 23, and yet the our bothers the Igbos complaining of marginalization…..