- Brigadier General Sani Usman's appointed followed his recent retirement from the Nigerian Army after serving in the Military for 35 years
- NOUN in statement said the former Army spokesperson was appointed because of wealth of experience
The National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN) has appointed retired Brigadier General Sani Usman as faculty member of its Business School.
Usman voluntarily bowed out of the Nigerian army as its Director of Public relations on Thursday, February 7, after more than 35 years of meritorious service.
A statement issued by the Coordinator of NOUN Business School, Prof. Samaila Mande, on Tuesday, February 12, and made available to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), said the former army spokesman was appointed because of wealth of experience.
Mande expressed optimism that as Public Relations and Communications expert, Usman would bring his great wealth of knowledge and experience to bear in his new appointment.
He said with Usman’s appointment, the retired general would chair the Crisis Communication, Public Relations and Security Studies sessions of the School.
Usman is a graduate of Bayero University Kano, where he obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree in Mass Communication and also has a Masters degree in Media, Peace and Conflicts Studies.
He is also a fellow of the Nigerian Institute of Public Relations and member of the prestigious National Institute of Policy and Strategic Studies (NIPSS), Kuru in Jos.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that President, Muhammadu Buhari, on Friday, December 7, assented to the National Open University Amendment Act.
Legit.ng gathered that the Act was sponsored to allow the institution to operate as all other universities in the country.
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Also, following the decision of the president to assent to the bill, graduates of the NOUN can now participate in the mandatory National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) and the Nigerian Law School.
A senior special assistant to the president on National Assembly matter, Senator Ita Enang, said the assent of the President while addressing State House reporters in Abuja.
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