Olubadan Oba Lekan Balogun gets new appointment in Kano

Olubadan-elect Lekan Balogun

Olubadan of Ibadan Oba Lekan Balogun has been appointed chancellor of the Kano State-owned Sa’adatu Rimi University of Education, Kumbotso.

Kano State commissioner for information and internal affairs Muhammad Garba announced this after the state executive council meeting held at the Council Chambers, Government House, Kano.

Garba said that the council also approved the appointment of Prof. Attahiru Jega, former INEC chairman as pro-chancellor/chairman of the governing council.

This, he said, followed the receipt of operational licence from the National Universities Commission (NUC), which recognised the institution as the 61st state university and 222nd university in the Nigerian university system.

Other members of the council are Dr Muhammad Kwankwaso, Zulaiha Ahmed, Dr Ibrahim Wunti, Dr Halima Muhammad and Sabi’u Bako.

He said the appointment follows Part III Section 22 of the Sa’adatu Rimi University of Education Kumbotso Law.

It states that “there shall be a council which shall be the governing body of the university”, while Sections I, II and III of the second schedule of the law provides that “the visitor, Dr Abdullahi Ganduje shall appoint the Chancellor, Pro chancellor/Chairman of the council and external members of the council.”

Garba added that in line with Sections 3(2) of the second schedule, the pro-chancellor and external council members shall hold office for four years, renewable for a second and final tenure of another four years.