Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje has inaugurated the Board of two universities owned by Kano state.
The action followed the expiration of the tenure of the Governing Councils of the University of Science and Technology, Wudil (KUST) and that of Yusuf Maitama Sule University, Kano (YUMSUK).
At the inauguration, which took place during State Executive Council Meeting, held at Africa House, Government House, Kano, Wednesday, Ganduje stated that the members were appointed based on their proven track records.
“He said – Your appointment is based on merit, capacity, capability, experience and your education. We are sure that you will provide enabling environment for the academic pursuit in these institutions of higher learning.”
The Governor said further that Adding he was sure that those appointed would provide enabling environment for academic excellence and peaceful atmosphere in those universities.
“All the universities are known for their peaceful atmosphere. Of which you will do more to maintain that in our citadel of learning,” he wished.
Kano University of Science and Technology, Wudil, (KUST), has Alhaji Aliko Dangote who is retained as Chancellor and Professor Zubairu Iliyasu as Pro-Chancellor and Chairman Governing Council.
Members of the Council are Prof. Hamman Mahmoud, Prof. Garba Kawu, Dr Clement Igbaji, Alhaji Abubakar Jatau, A’isha Jafaru and Yahanasu Buba.
While Yusuf Maitama Sule University, Kano, (YUMSUK) has His Eminence Eze Dr Eberechi N. Dick (JP), Eze Udo I of Mgboko Ngwa Amaise Aut. Community, Patron Abia State Council of Traditional Rulers, as the Chancellor and Professor J.D. Amin former Vice Chancellor University of Maiduguri and Federal University, Dutse, as Pro-Chancellor and Chairman Governing Council.
Other members of the Council for YUMSUK are, Prof Muhammad Yakasai, Dr Rabi Jibrilla, Tajuddeen Dantata, Umar Abdullahi Karaye and Dr Binta Jibir Wudil.
All the Chairmen of the two Councils, who spoke on behalf of their members, thanked the governor for the confidence he reposed in them for the new assignment.
They all assured that, they would work tirelessly to prove their mettle. And to also take the two universities to greater heights in terms of academic excellence, productivity and moral standard.