The Federal Government has appointed Professor Attahiru Jega, a former chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) as Chairmen of the Governing Councils of the University of Jos, Plateau State.
Also appointedas Chairman of the Governing of Bayero University, Kano, is the former Nigeria Minister of Budget and National Planning, Senator Victor Udo Ndoma-Egba.
Others who have similarly been appointed and were inaugurated today, July 15 by Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu are: University of Benin (Dr Sonny Kuku – Chairman); Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria (Malam Adamu Fika – Chairman); University of Ilorin ( Malam Abidu Yazid – Chairman); Bayero University, Kano (Sen Udoma Udo Udoma – Chairman); University of Uyo (Barr Njideka Bernedette Nwachukwu – Chairman); University of Calabar (Gen Martin Luther Agwai rtd- Chairman); Modibo Adamawa University (Alhj Bashir Dalhatu – Chairman); University of Abuja (Prof Ahmed Mohammed Modibbo – Chairman); University of Nigeria, Nsukka (Chief Ikechi Emenike – Chairman); University of Maiduguri (Ballama Manu – Chairman); Federal University of Petroleum Resources, Efurun, Delta state (Prof Anthony Gozie Anwuka); University of Jos (Prof Attahiru Jega – Chairman) and Federal University of Technology, Owerri (Sen Jack Tilley Gyado – Chairman).
Others are Usmanu Danfodiyo University, Sokoto (Ibrahim Ida – Chairman); National Open University of Nigeria (Peter Okebukola – Chairman); Federal University of Technology, Akure ( Amb Dr. Godknows Igali – Chairman)Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka (Prof Sulyman Alege Kuranga – Chairman) and Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University, Bauchi (Bukar Goni Aji Chairman).
The inauguration exercise was performed at the National Universities Commission (NUC) in Abuja, the nation’s capital.