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Buhari gives Jega, Udoma, others new appointments

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The Federal Government, under the leadership of President Buhari, has appointed Prof Attahiru Jega, a former chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) and Senator Victor Udo Ndoma-Egba, former Minister of Budget and National Planning, as Chairmen of the Governing Councils of the University of Jos and Bayero University, Kano respectively.

 

This follows the re-constitution of the Governing Councils of 19 Federal universities and four inter-university centres by the Federal Government.

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 Uyo (Barr Njideka Bernedette Nwachukwu – Chairman); University of Calabar (Gen Martin Luther Agwai rtd- Chairman); Modibo Adamawa University (Alhj Bashir Dalhatu – 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) and Federal University of Technology, Owerri (Sen Jack Tilley Gyado – Chairman).

Others are: Usmanu Danfodiyo University, Sokoto (Ibrahim Ida – Chairman); National Open University of Nigeria (Peter Okebukola – Chairman); Federal University of Technology, Akure ( Amb Dr. Godknows Igali – Chairman)Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka (Prof Sulyman Alege Kuranga – Chairman) and Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University, Bauchi (Bukar Goni Aji Chairman).

 

Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu, who performed the inauguration exercise at the National Universities Commission (NUC).

TopNaija recalls that the ex-Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Prof. Attahiru Jega, recently cautioned the Senate against confirming the appointment of a presidential aide, Lauretta Onochie, as INEC National Commissioner to avoid dispute.

Jega also disclosed that President Muhammadu Buhari could pull out Onochie’s nomination and replace her with another female from her state, stating that there are several other qualified women for the job.


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