President Goodluck Jonathan yesterday approved the appointment of the Emir of Kano, Alh. Muhammadu Sanusi II as the Chancellor of University of Benin along with others for all the 38 Federal Universities in the country. Also approved was the Tor Tiv, Akawe Torkula (Benue) for University of Calabar. 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; 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.
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.