- President Buhari has dissolved the governing council of five universities in Nigeria
- The affected universities include the University of Ibadan, Unilag, OAU and two others
- Buhari, however, reconstituted the council and made Odigie Oyegun the chairman of the UI governing body
Following the dissolution of the governing councils of five universities in Nigeria, President Muhammadu Buhari has appointed a former national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), John Oyegun, as one of the bosses of the boards.
Channels TV reports that while Oyegun was named the chairman of the University of Ibadan governing council, a former senator from Ogun state, Lanre Tejuosho, is to head that of the University of Lagos (UNILAG).
Legit.ng gathered that other universities are; Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU), Ile-Ife in Osun state, University of Port Harcourt (UNIPORT) in Rivers state, and Nigerian Maritime University, Okerenkoko in Delta state.
TheCable also reports that the president’s approval was contained in a statement issued on Thursday, April 8, by the permanent secretary of the federal ministry of education, Sonny Echono.
The statement said that the governing council of OAU is chaired by Oscar Udoji, while its members include Captain Bala Jibrin, Eugene Odo, Dr Lateef Babata, and Saidu Bako.
Apart from Oyegun, other members of the governing council of the University of Ibadan are Dr Masud Kazaure, Abba Yaro, Abubakar Maikafi, and Emeka Nwagbo are members.
Similarly, Tejuosho would be assisted by Aminu Ahmed, Uro Gardner, Chinedu Adindi, and Mustafa Salihu, as members.
The statement further stressed that members of the UNIPORT governing council are Kolo Uzamat, Commodore D. T. Hinga, Mohammed Makarfi, and Ahmed Al-Mustapha, while Andrew Uchendu is the chairman.
Elias Courson would serve as the chairman of the governing council of the Nigerian Maritime University while Nelson Alapa, Victor Giadono, Bello Dukku, and Godwin Ananghe are members.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had previously reported that Malam Adamu Adamu, the minister of education, invited the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) to an emergency meeting following the threat to embark on another round of strike.
It was reported that the emergency meeting would hold on Tuesday, April 6, at the ministry’s headquarters in Abuja.
In a related report, President Buhari appointed Jumai Audi as a chairperson of the Nigerian Law Reform Commission.
The president also appointed Diana Okonta (South-South); and Ya’ana Yaro (North-East) as Non-Executive Directors of the Nigeria Deposit Insurance Corporation.
The leader of the Senate, Yahaya Abdullahi, moved a motion relying on order 1(b) of the senate standing rules for the upper chamber to expedite action on the president’s request for the confirmation of the NDIC nominees.
Also, the chairman of the council of Kumbotso local government area of Kano state, Hassan Kauye Farawa, on Wednesday, April 7, broke a political record as he appointed 55 special advisers and assistants.
The chairman said while swearing the appointees into office that their appointment is in line with the mission of Governor Abdullahi Ganduje to eradicate poverty.
He urged the new appointees to discharges their duties diligently and with a dedication to move the local government forward.