Buhari appoint Katsina Emir as Chancellor, University of Ilorin
Emir of Katsina appointed new Chancellor of University of Ilorin
President Muhammadu Buhari has named AbdulMumini Kabir Usman, the Emir of Katsina as the new Chancellor of University of Ilorin.
The President also appointed 41 other important personalities, most of which are traditional rulers as Chancellors of other Federal Universities across the country.
According to the list as seen by Katsina Post, the Sultan of Sokoto, Muhammad Sa’ad Abubakar was named chancellor of the University of Ibadan (UI), the Ooni was named the chancellor of the University of Nigeria, Nsukka (UNN) while the Obi was appointed chancellor of Ahmadu Bello University (ABU), Zaria.
Katsina Post also learnt that Dandeson Douglas Jaja jeki, the Amanyanabo of Opobo Kingdom was named the Chancellor, Federal University, Dutsin-Ma, Katsina.
Adamu Adamu, the minister of education, who broke the news at a briefing in Abuja, said the move is aimed at strengthening the institutions in terms of service delivery and global competitiveness.
“The president has, following the establishment of additional Universities, approved the appointment and/or reassignment of chancellors to 42 federal universities. The exercise is intended to also replace deceased chancellors of some federal universities,” he said.
“As royal fathers, these chancellors are expected to be the moral compass of the various universities to which they are assigned. They have been taken from their kingdoms and primary constituencies to other kingdoms and these appointments are expected to play a role in cementing relationships between communities in the country.”