FG Appoints 13 New VCs

Nigeria’s minister of education Adamu Adamu on Saturday announced President Muhammadu Buhari’s approval of the appointment of new vice-chancellors for 13 Nigerian universities.

The statement names a former head, department of international relations at the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Prof. Kayode Soremekun, who was said to be on sabbatical in the National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN), as the new vice chancellor of the Federal University, Oye-Ekiti, Ekiti State.

The Federal University, Birnin Kebbi, Kebbi State, has Prof. Auwal Yadudu of the faculty of law, Bayero University, Kano, as its new VC. Prof. Fatima Batoul Muktar of the department of biology, North West University, Kano, is the VC of Federal University, Dutse, Jigawa State.

The VC of NOUN, Prof. Vincent Tenebe, has been sacked. Prof. Abdalla Uba Adamu of the department of mass communication, Bayero University, Kano, replaces him.

The VC of the Federal University, Dutse, Jigawa State, Prof. Mohammed Kundiri, has been transferred to the Federal University, Wukari, Taraba State.

A lecturer in the department of pharmacy, Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, Prof. Haruna Abdu Kaita, is the new VC of Federal University, Dutsin Ma, Katsina State. Prof. Andrew Haruna of the department of linguistics, University of Jos, is now VC, Federal University, Gashua, Yobe State.

A lecturer in the department of pharmacy, ABU, Zaria, Prof. Magaji Garba, will now be VC in Federal University, Gusau, Zamfara State. Prof. Alhassan Mohammed Gani of the Institute of Maritime Studies, Federal University, Kashere in Gombe State, has been elevated to the position of VC in the same university.

A lecturer in the department of physics, Federal University, Lafia, Prof. Muhammad Sanusi Liman, is VC of same institution.

Prof. Angela Freeman Miri of the linguistics department, UNIJOS, is VC of the Federal University, Lokoja.

The Federal University, Ndifu-Alike, Ebonyi State, now has Prof. Chinedum Nwajiuba of the Postgraduate School, Imo State University, Owerri, as its VC, while Prof. Seth Accra Jaja of the department of management, University of Port Harcourt, is now the VC of Federal University, Otuoke, Bayelsa State.


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