President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the appointment of a former chairman of INEC, Prof Attahiru Jega and Senator Victor Udo Ndoma-Egba as Chairmen of the Governing Councils of the University of Jos and Bayero University, Kano.
Their appointments followed the reconstitution of the Governing Councils of 19 Federal universities and four inter-university centres.
Naija News reports that the Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu performed the inauguration exercise at the National Universities Commission (NUC).
Also appointed are: University of Benin (Dr Sonny Kuku Chairman); Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria (Malam Adamu Fika – Chairman); University of Ilorin ( Malam Abidu Yazid – Chairman); Bayero University, Kano (Sen Udoma Udo Udoma – Chairman); University of Abuja (Prof Ahmed Mohammed Modibbo – Chairman); University of Nigeria, Nsukka (Chief Ikechi Emenike – Chairman); University of Maiduguri (Ballama Manu – Chairman); Federal University of Petroleum Resources, Efurun, Delta state (Prof Anthony Gozie Anwuka); University of Jos (Prof Attahiru Jega – Chairman); Federal University of Technology, Owerri (Sen Jack Tilley Gyado – Chairman); University of Uyo (Barr Njideka Bernedette Nwachukwu – Chairman); University of Calabar (Gen Martin Luther Agwai rtd- Chairman) and Modibo Adamawa University (Alhj Bashir Dalhatu – Chairman).
Others are: Usmanu Danfodiyo University, Sokoto (Ibrahim Ida – Chairman); National Open University of Nigeria (Peter Okebukola – Chairman); Nnamdi Azikiwe Univeristy, Awka (Prof Sulyman Alege Kuranga – Chairman); Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University, Bauchi (Bukar Goni Aji Chairman); and Federal University of Technology, Akure ( Amb Dr. Godknows Igali – Chairman).
The government also presented the new Pro-chancellor and Chairman of Council of the Federal University of Health Sciences, Otukpo, Benue State.
Speaking at the inauguration, Adamu asked the Governing Councils to take control and exercise their rights and not to allow outside influence in the selection process of new Vice-Chancellors of their respective institutions.
Adamu warned the Council members that President Muhammadu Buhari, who is the visitor to the Federal Universities, will not hesitate to dismiss any Council found to be corrupt or incompetent.