- Prof. Attahiru Jega, former head of INEC has continued to receive appointments after leaving the commission
- The ex-INEC boss has been appointed as chairman of Governing Council of the University of Jos by President Buhari
- Malam Adamu Adamu, the minister of education disclosed this while addressing journalists in Abuja on Thursday, July 8
Abuja - The former head of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Professor Attahiru Jega, has been appointed as chairman of, Governing Council of the University of Jos.
Adamu noted that the appointment was approved by President Muhammadu Buhari, adding that the Nigerian leader also authorised and reassigned chancellors to 42 federal universities.
Among those who were appointed chairmen of governing councils includes two former ministers, Prof Anthony Anwuka and Udoma Udo Udoma.
The minister explained that said they would be expected to play a role in cementing relationships between communities in the country, Daily Nigerian added.
He said the Chancellors shall be presented to the University Community at an investiture ceremony to be organised during the next convocation ceremony.
Former INEC boss reveals exactly what Nigeria needs
Earlier, Jega has said that Nigeria needs and requires good democratic governance and not merely good governance.
The former chairman of INEC made the declaration on Saturday, June 5, while delivering his speech virtually at a memorial workshop in Lagos state.
Jega explained that Nigeria's progress and development would require people in leadership positions who are not merely selfless but visionary and patriotic.
Buhari makes fresh appointment, names secretary of Nigerian Shippers Council
Meanwhile, President Buhari approved the appointment of Emmanuel Lyambee Jime as the Executive Secretary of the Nigerian Shippers Council (NSC).
Jime, who holds a Bachelor’s degree in law, brings his wealth of experience to the new role having distinguished himself in several public offices.
He was at a time managing director at the Nigeria Export Processing Zone Authority (NEPZA).