President Muhammadu Buhari has made new appointments in the education sector.
This was revealed in a statement signed and made available to newsmen on Thursday by the Permanent Secretary of the Federal Ministry of Education, Sonny Echono.
President Buhari appointed the former national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), John Oyegun and others into the reconstituted governing councils of University of Port Harcourt (UNIPORT), University of Lagos (UNILAG), Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU) and the Maritime University in Delta state. He appointed Oyegun as the Chairman, Governing Council , University of Ibadan (UI) with Kazaure, Yaro, Maikarfi and Emeka Nwagbo as members.
“For UNIPORT, the governing council members are Sen. Andrew Uchendu as Chairman while Mr. Kolo Uzamat, Cdre. D.T. Hinga, Mohammed Makarfi, and Ahmed Al-Mustapha are members. For UNILAG, Chief Dr. Lanre Tejuosho is chairman, with Dr Aminu Ahmed, Dr Uro Gardner, Chief Chinedu Adindi, and Comrade Mustafa Salihu as members. OAU has Chief Oscar Udoji as Chairman, with Capt. Bala Jibrin, Hon. Eugene Odo, Dr Lateef Babata, and Alhaji Saidu Bako as members.”
“The Nigerian Maritime University, Okerenkoko in Delta has Dr Elias Courson as Chairman and Hon. Nelson Alapa, Hon Victor Giadono, Alhaji Bello Dukku, and Mr Godwin Ananghe as members,” Echono stated.
Echono stated that the inauguration for all the governing councils will take place on April 19 in Abuja by the Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu. He added that the vice Chancellors of the five federal universities are expected to be in attendance.