Nigeria’s outgoing President Goodluck Jonathan yesterday approved the appointment of new Chancellors for all the 38 Federal Universities in the country.
The list of the new chancellors was contained in a statement signed by Minister of Education, Malam Ibrahim Shekarau.
The new chancellors are Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Sa’ad Abubakar (Sokoto) University of Ibadan; Emir of Kano Alh. Muhammadu Sanusi II (Kano), University of Benin; Obot Akara, Umo Adiaka (Akwa-Ibom), Modibbo Adama University of Technology, Yola; Obi of Onitsha, Igwe Alfred Achebe (Anambra), Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria; and Emir of Bauchi, Alhaji Rilwanu Sulaiman Adamu (Bauchi), Federal University of Technology, Akure.
Others are Lamido of Adamawa, Dr. Barkindo Aliyu Mustapha (Adamawa), Federal University of Technology, Owerri; Tor Tiv, Akawe Torkula (Benue), University of Calabar; Etsu Nupe, Alhaji Yahaya Abubakar (Niger), Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife; Emir of Gombe, Alhaji Abubakar Shehu Abubakar (Gombe), Michael Okpara University of Agriculture, Umudike, Abia State; and Asagba of Asaba, Chike Edozien (Delta), Federal University, Gashua.
Also on the list are Isuoha 1 of Ohaisu, Afikpo, Ezeogu Engr. Ewa Elechi (Ebonyi), Federal University, Gusau; Ewi of Ado-Ekiti, Oba Michael Adejugbe (Ekiti), Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University, Bauchi; Igwe Chikezie Agubuzu (Enugu), National Open University of Nigeria, Lagos; Obong of Calabar, Edidem Ekpo Okon Abasi Otu V (Cross-River), University of Agriculture, Abeokuta; and Obi of Obinugwu, Orju, Eze Cletus Ikechukwu Ilomuanya (Imo), Federal University, Birnin Kebbi.
Others are Emir of Hadejia, Alhaji Adamu Abubakar Maje (Jigawa), University of Uyo; Emir of Zazzau, Alhaji Shehu Idris (Kaduna), Federal University of Technology, Minna; Oni of Ife, Oba Okunade Sijuade (Osun), University of Nigeria, Nsukka; Emir of Katsina, Alhaji Muhammadu Kabir Usman (Katsina), University of Ilorin; Emir of Gwandu, Alhaji Muhammad Iliyasu Bashar (Kebbi), University of Port-Harcourt; and Attah of Igala, Michael Idakwo Ameh Oboni II (Kogi), Federal University, Oye-Ekiti.
Emir of Ilorin, Alhaji Sulu Gambari (Kwara), University of Agriculture, Makurdi; Oba of Lagos, Oba Rilwan Akiolu (Lagos), University of Sokoto; Emir of Lafia, Alhaji Isa Mustapha Agwai (Nasarawa) Federal University, Otuoke, Bayelsa State; Shehu of Borno, Mustapha Umar El-Kanemi (Borno), University of Lagos; Amanayabo of Twon Brass, King Alfred Papa Prieye Diette Spiff (Bayelsa), Bayero University, Kano; and The Ibedaowei of Bomo Clan, King Joshua Igbugburu (Bayelsa) Federal University, Lafia.
Olowo of Owo, Oba Victor Folagbade Olateru-Olagbegi III (Ondo) University of Jos; Alafin of Oyo, Oba Lamidi Olayiwola Adeyemi III (Oyo); University of Maiduguri; Gbong Gwom Jos, Da Jacob Gyang Buba (Plateau), Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka; Amanayabo of Opobo, King Dandeson Douglas, JEKI V (Rivers) Federal University, Dutsin-Ma; Aku Uka of Wukari, Dr. Shekarau Masa-Ibi II (Taraba) Federal University, Dutse; Ona of Abaji, Alhaji Adamu Baba Yunusa (FCT) Federal University, Wukari, Taraba State; and Emir of Anka, Mohammed Attahiru Ahmed (Zamfara) Federal University of Petroleum Resources, Effurun.
Ochidoma IV, Elias Ikoyi Obekpa (Benue) Federal University, Kashere, Gombe State; Emir of Fika, Dr. Muhammadu Abali Ibn Idrisa (Yobe) Federal University, Lokoja; Eze Eberechi M. Dick (Abia), University of Abuja; and Alake of Egba, Oba Adedotun Aremu Gbadebo III (Ogun), Federal University, Ndufu-Alike Ikwo, Ebonyi State.
The statement said all Vice Chancellors are required to contact their new chancellors to arrange for the appropriate investiture of their new Chancellors at a time convenient to both parties.
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