President Goodluck Jonathan has approved a new chancellor for Obafemi Awolowo University and other federal public institutions.
The list of the new chancellors was contained in a statement signed by Minister of Education, Malam Ibrahim Shekarau.
With this new development, the Etsu Nupe, Alhaji Yahaya Abubakar is the new chancellor of Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife. The former chancellor of the university, the Emir of Katsina, Alhaji Muhammadu Kabir Usman has been made the new chancellor of University of Ilorin.
Below are the new chancellors and the university they are given.
Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Sa’ad Abubakar – University of Ibadan Emir of Kano Alh. Muhammadu Sanusi II – University of Benin Obot Akara, Umo Adiaka – Modibbo Adama University of Technology, Yola Obi of Onitsha, Igwe Alfred Achebe – Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria Emir of Bauchi, Alhaji Rilwanu Sulaiman Adamu – Federal University of Technology, Akure Lamido of Adamawa, Dr. Barkindo Aliyu Mustapha – Federal University of Technology, Owerri Tor Tiv, Akawe Torkula – University of Calabar Etsu Nupe, Alhaji Yahaya Abubakar – Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife Emir of Gombe, Alhaji Abubakar Shehu Abubakar – Michael Okpara University of Agriculture, Umudike, Abia State Asagba of Asaba, Chike Edozien – Federal University, Gashua. Isuoha 1 of Ohaisu, Afikpo, Ezeogu Engr. Ewa Elechi – Federal University, Gusau Ewi of Ado-Ekiti, Oba Michael Adejugbe – Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University, Bauchi Igwe Chikezie Agubuzu – National Open University of Nigeria, Lagos Obong of Calabar, Edidem Ekpo Okon Abasi Otu V – University of Agriculture, Abeokuta Obi of Obinugwu, Orju, Eze Cletus Ikechukwu Ilomuanya – Federal University, Birnin Kebbi. Emir of Hadejia, Alhaji Adamu Abubakar Maje – University of Uyo Emir of Zazzau, Alhaji Shehu Idris – Federal University of Technology, Minna Oni of Ife, Oba Okunade Sijuade – University of Nigeria, Nsukka Emir of Katsina, Alhaji Muhammadu Kabir Usman – University of Ilorin Emir of Gwandu, Alhaji Muhammad Iliyasu Bashar – University of Port-Harcourt Attah of Igala, Michael Idakwo Ameh Oboni II – Federal University, Oye-Ekiti. Emir of Ilorin, Alhaji Sulu Gambari – University of Agriculture, Makurdi Oba of Lagos, Oba Rilwan Akiolu – University of Sokoto Emir of Lafia, Alhaji Isa Mustapha Agwai – Federal University, Otuoke, Bayelsa State Shehu of Borno, Mustapha Umar El-Kanemi – University of Lagos Amanayabo of Twon Brass, King Alfred Papa Prieye Diette Spiff – Bayero University, Kano The Ibedaowei of Bomo Clan, King Joshua Igbugburu – Federal University, Lafia. Olowo of Owo, Oba Victor Folagbade Olateru-Olagbegi III – University of Jos Alafin of Oyo, Oba Lamidi Olayiwola Adeyemi III – University of Maiduguri Gbong Gwom Jos, Da Jacob Gyang Buba – Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka Amanayabo of Opobo, King Dandeson Douglas, JEKI V – Federal University, Dutsin-Ma Aku Uka of Wukari, Dr. Shekarau Masa-Ibi II – Federal University, Dutse Ona of Abaji, Alhaji Adamu Baba Yunusa – Federal University, Wukari, Taraba State Emir of Anka, Mohammed Attahiru Ahmed – Federal University of Petroleum Resources, Effurun.