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FG constitutes varsities boards

From JULIANA TAIWO-OBALONYE, Abuja

President Goodluck Jonathan, has approved the composition and appointments of the Chairmen and members of the Governing Councils of Federal Government-owned Universities. In a statement signed by the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Senator Anyim Pius Anyim, some of the prominent Nigerians that made the list of the appointees include the Managing Director,

The Sun Publishing Ltd, Tony Onyima, former Inspector General of Police, Mike Okiro, the Publisher of Champion Newspapers, Chief Emmanuel Iwuanyanwu, former Speakers of House of Representatives, Salisu Buhari and Ghali Na’Abba, former Bauchi governor, Adamu Muazu, former works minister, Adeseye Ogunlewe, that of sports, Taofeek Adedoja, PDP chieftains, John Nwodo, Rufai Alkali and Tunde Akogun among others. The board as constituted are: Mohammed Dewu as Chairman, Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria. Members include, former Inspector General of Police, Mike Okiro, the Managing Director, Sun Publishing Ltd, Tony Onyima,

Mrs. Moremi Soyinka-Onijala and Suleiman Lawal Kauru. Yahaya Mahmood, is Chairman, Abubakar Tafawa Balewa, University, Bauchi. Members include Hajia Hauwa Bukar, Alhaji Isa Tafida Mafindi, Chief Mark Odua, and Dr. (Mrs) Chinweokwu Anyamene-Okeke. For Bayero University, Kano, former governor of Bauchi State Adamu Muazu is Chairman. Members Hon. Fatima Rasaki, Prof (Mrs) Josephine Okpoko, Dr.Yakubu Kwari and Alh.(Dr) Ahmad Abubakar. Former Minister of Works, Sen. Adeseye Ogunlewe is the Chairman of Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta. Members include Chief Kayode Akindele, former Speaker of House of Representatives, Hon. Ghali Na’abba,

Prof. Femi Otubanjo and Abba Dasuki The Chairman of Federal University of Agric, Makurdi, is Chief Chike Cletus Udenze while members include, Pivlumon Aminde, Princess Ethel Eweka, Rear Admiral Peter Ebeleme (retd), and Abdul-Mujib Adetokunbo Mumuni. The Chairman of the Federal University of Technology, Akure is Alhaji Yarima Abdullahi. Members are Chief Joel Madaki, Lukman Erogbogbo, Hon. Jelani Mohammed Yauri, and Benjamin Chijioke Nnaji. Former National Publicity Secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Prof. Ahmed Rufai Alkali, is Chairman, Federal University of Technology,

Minna. Members are Dr. Godfrey Imoagene, Ahmed Tahir, Alhaji Abubakar Ibrahim Umar, and former Minister of Sports, Prof. Taoheed Adedoja The Chairman of Federal University of Technology, Owerri, is Dr. Emmanuel M. I. Enemuo. Members are Pastor Godwin Akpovie, Bright Nebedun, Gen. T. Hananiya, and Amb. C.C.Agubuzo. The Chairman of the Federal University of Technology, Yola, is Sanusi Munguno. Members are Dr. Adewunmi Williams, Dr.Kaleel Ibrahim Ahamad, Senator Abubakar Danso Sodangi, (former chairman committee on FCT in the Senate) and Princess Taibat Adeyemi-Agaba. The Chairman of Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka, is AVM Larry Koiyan (retd). Members include former PDP Chairman, John Nwodo, Chief (Barr) J. M. Aseh, Buhari Bala and Senator Fidelis Okoro.

The Chairman of the University of Abuja, Abuja is Dr. Samuel Ogbemudia. Members include Alhaji Mahe Dange, Prof O. Adegbulube, Aisha S. Mamuda, and Professor Ediga Agbo. The Chairman of University of Calabar, Calabar is Chief Emmanuel Iwuanyanwu, while members are Dr. Phillips Salawu, Sulieman Nakowa, Bassey Ebir Asuquo and Otunba Mohammed Iluoeju. The Chairman University of Ibadan, Ibadan is Gen. Adeyinka Adebayo (retd). Members are Amb. Lawrence Ekpebu, Sen. Jubril El-Mas’ud Doguwa, Barr. Samuel Iheoma Nwatu, and Dr. Anthony Uche Mba The Chairman of University of Jos, Jos is Chief Don Etiebet. Members are Hon. Tunde Akogun (former House leader), Anthony Sani, Alh. Adamu Jamfala, and Mrs. Uju Uzoka. The Chairman of University of Maiduguri is Kashim Imam, former governorship candidate Borno State. Members are Engr. Paul Attah, Princess Gloria Frazer, Adamu A. Waziri (former commerce minister) and Chief Innocent Okparadike The Chairman of University of Port Harcourt,

Mr. Gesi Asamowei, members Mrs. Joyce Bozimo, Mohammed Iyimoga, Dr. Nelson Olaniyi and Mr. Okey Ajunwa. The Chairman of Usman Dan Fodio University, Sokoto is HRH George Oshiaphaghor, members include Hon. Patience Onah Ogodo, Alhaji Yusuf Yabo, Kashim Muktar Mahmud and Alh. Bello Abdullahi Sokoto. The Chairman of the University of Nigeria, Nsukka is Prof. Emeka Enejere. Members are Hon. Salisu Buhari (former Speaker of House of Representative), Chador Labar, Barr. Harison Onwu and Chief Akin Taiwo. The Chairman of University of Ilorin, Ilorin, Prof. Chukwuma Okonjo. Members are Prince Felix Akande, Dr. Abdulrasheed Salam, Dr. S. Ogbere, and Dr. Bayo Aluko-Olokun. The Chairman of University of Uyo, Akwa-Ibom State, Prof. Kimse Okoko, while members are Gen (Dr) John W. Gbor, Alh. Aliyu Kaulaha, Isiah Adegbemiga Abiola and Rev. (Mrs.) Grace Ekanem.

The Chairman of the Fed University of Petroleum Res, Effurun is Sen. Barigha Amange. Members are, Dr. (Mrs.) Ngozi Iheduru, Adamu Yusuf Dari, Sen. Victor Kassim Isa-Oyofo, and Dr. Anthony U.Eze. Anyim said each University Governing Council shall also include the Vice-Chancellor; the Deputy Vice-Chancellor; and one person from the Federal Ministry of Education. Others include four persons appointed by the Senate from among its members; two persons appointed by the Congregation from among its members; and one person appointed by Convocation from among its members. The dates for the formal inauguration of the above Boards will be announced in due course by the Honourable Minister of Education.

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21 Comments

  1. Steve April 4, 2013 at 3:50 am

    Hmmm, I hope this Governing Council will achieve the major purpose of their composition/appointment. May God help us.

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  3. Due April 4, 2013 at 4:07 am

    Salisu Buhari who was removed as House Speaker for forging his certificates has been appointed by GEJ as a member of the governing council of a Nigerian University? Goodluck Jonathan is really sick upstairs!

    • okon April 4, 2013 at 7:48 am

      Unam ikot,have u forgotten that Obj pardoned Buhari

  4. ezediebube April 4, 2013 at 5:17 am

    having politicians as members of the governing councils of nigerian universties and we are still asking why our universities are not improving… Can someone tell me what these guys can do for our universities except destroying it?

    • okpo April 4, 2013 at 6:00 pm

      can you point at any claer diffs between those politicians and the political ASUU lecturers in each of these Universities

  5. Alibaba April 4, 2013 at 7:30 am

    Politicians in the university council gives it a wider xperience, since all thos that constitute de council ar of age,wide xperince nd most hav held reasonable positions, gve them the chance to come up with smthng nt blasting thm.

    • Benbela April 5, 2013 at 2:49 am

      @Alibaba:
      Alibaba and the 40 thieves. You are an imbecile.
      What “xperience and reasonable positions” are you talking about? These goons had their chances long ago and they used it to destroy Nigeria. Name one of then that did one good thing in the past. Jonathan came out through a very corrupt process and idiots like you are hailing his wishy-washy decisions. Idiots ruling fools!

  6. Ifagbenle Funso April 4, 2013 at 11:38 am

    President Jonathan, Where is the South/West in all these appointments? Well, just know that you can never get the votes of the South/West anymore. You shall definately be voted out come 2015. I am seeing you being levelled even in the primary election. Then, you will understand that you can never do away with the Yorubas who form one of the tripod stand called Nigeria. Just wait and see, your days in the presidential palace are numbered. It has showed that you have a hatred for the Yourbas. but, you courted their votes. You shall never get that again. This time, the entire Yoruba race shall vote for whoever is your opponent, be it Hausa, Igbo man or any other minority. Just mark my words.

    • Eriwa dot com April 5, 2013 at 7:23 am

      Funcho, read the write up once again, and comment objectively

  7. VOCALISER April 4, 2013 at 2:16 pm

    Hmmmmm, I never knew that the Yorubas have the power to make and unmake the President ot this country. Thanks to Information and Technology.

    • Benbela April 5, 2013 at 3:06 am

      @Vocaliser:
      Nigerian rulers are fools, Nigerians themselves are bigger fools. When a president with a PhD appoints a certificate forger to supervise university activities don’t you think something is wrong with that?
      @Ifagbenle Funso never said that Yoruba have the power to make and unmake the president. All he said was his people will not vote for Jonathan comes next election. If you are smart enough, you will see that if Yoruba votes are taken out of Jonathan’s votes he would have lost to Buhari. Check INEC records. Anyway, you and your people need to build a political academy because you all lack so much in politics.

  8. chuks April 4, 2013 at 2:45 pm

    GEJ I hope you are not running out of ideas. This issue should be your least occupation for now. There is rot in the education system and all these people participated in all the government that ruined our education system. They could not redeem the rot. This is from frying pan to fire. Imagine salisu buhari being a member of the univeristy governing board, and my university for that matter. Nigeria is finished.

  9. Danladi Nehemiah April 4, 2013 at 3:04 pm

    I have not seen any name of all these governing board member from my own state,Plateau.

    • Suntali April 4, 2013 at 6:23 pm

      Probably the one that will be sent from the Federal Ministry of Education or perhaps the member from the university senate, congregation or convocation which shall be nominated by the university; if Univ Jos deemed it necessary may consider the name of any Berom, as you are calling….

  10. Suntali April 4, 2013 at 6:25 pm

    This one na clear case of “chop we also chop” as usual

  11. Meccavin Ezeanya April 4, 2013 at 7:15 pm

    I think GEJ is a litle confused here. Salisu who shud be hiding his face is appointed, Iwuanyawu, a biz man cum politician who will hadly have tym for sch is appointed chairman. I wonder o!

  12. Dangana Daniel April 4, 2013 at 8:08 pm

    The long awaited appoinments, thank God it has finally arrieved.

  13. RichardAA April 4, 2013 at 9:05 pm

    This is clear indication that Jonathan has institutionalized corruption, well, let me help him more, Mr, president could you please include oga Tafa Balogun, Bode G. Mania pension, Gbenga Daniel, James Ibori, you can still add Anthony Anini, i believe these people will make our education more effective and efficient, but please and kindly remove Soyinka Onijala for God sake i don’t think she really fit among these powerful names.

  14. Wisdom April 4, 2013 at 11:25 pm

    @ Due, ebot ikot iwa

  15. Matthias April 5, 2013 at 1:49 am

    Education is a social process; education is growth; education is not preparation for life but is life itself. So our leaders should not play politics with it,OED.

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