Gov. Sule Lamido of Jigawa has approved the appointment of Prof. Abdullahi Ribadu as the Vice-Chancellor of the newly established Jigawa State University, Kafin Hausa.
The Commissioner for Education, Science and Technology, Prof. Haruna Wakili, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) yesterday in Dutse, that the appointment took effect immediately.
The new university was established in February 2013.
Wakili told NAN that the vice-chancellor, who hails from Adamawa, was the immediate past Vice-Chancellor of the Federal University of Technology, Yola.
He described Ribadu as a “competent, efficient and resourceful researcher with enviable research outputs.”
The commissioner also disclosed that the governor had approved the appointment of Muhammad Nasiru, as the Registrar of the University.
“The state government has also appointed Malam Garba Muhammad and Malam Musa Auyo as Bursar and Librarian of the university respectively.”
Wakili described the appointment of the principal officers of the institution as “a major step in fast-tracking the smooth take off of the institution in the 2013/2014 academic session”. [NAN]