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Emir of Bauchi pledges unflinching support to UniAbuja

The Emir of Bauchi and Chancellor of the University of Abuja, His Royal Highness Alhaji (Dr) Rilwanu Suleiman Adamu, has assured the Council, Management, and entire University community of his support towards lifting the University to greater heights.

The Chancellor gave the assurance, when a delegation from the University, led by the Pro-Chancellor and Chairman of the Governing Council, Professor Ahmed Modibbo  Mohammed, paid him a courtesy visit in Abuja.

He said, “I sincerely appreciate this visit, and this is the first time we are meeting as an authority of the University of Abuja.  I congratulate the Chairman of the Governing Council over this richly deserved appointment, and I also congratulate the members of the Council. It is my prayer that Insha’Allah, this appointment will, within a short time, help to showcase your leadership quality in the University.

“Let me also salute my vice-chancellor and members of University Senate, Management, and University community, for their patriotism and tireless efforts towards ensuring that the University of Abuja is lifted to greater heights. God will continue to bless you all, and increase your wisdom.”

The Chancellor stated that the forthcoming 25thand 26th Convocation Ceremonies of the University, at which he will preside, would offer him good opportunity to associate with members of the University community.

He said he felt honored to be entrusted with the huge responsibility of serving as chancellor of the University, pledging to discharge his duties diligently.

Earlier, the Pro-chancellor, Professor Ahmed Modibbo Mohammed, had conveyed the regards of members of the University community to the emir and informed him about the preparations for the convocation ceremony.

Mohammed added that he was optimistic that the University would benefit immensely from the experiences the new chancellor had garnered from similar positions over the years. 

“Words cannot express the joy of the University community at the news of your appointment. This is in view of your status as a prominent royal father and your considerable experience in similar position which the University will no doubt, tap from.

“The University is confident that you will do more considering your stature, exposure and commitment to educational advancement, societal development and experience in similar positions,” Mohammed stated.

The Vice-Chancellor, Professor Abdul-Rasheed Na’Allah, described the appointment of the chancellor as a blessing to the University,

In the delegation were a member of the Council, AlhajiBubaGamawa; Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Administration), Professor AbubakarSadeeq Abba; Registrar, Malam Yahya Mohammed; Bursar, MalamRufai Ahmed Baba, Deputy Registrar (Council), Malam Waziri Garba, Head, Information and University Relations, Dr Habib Yakoob among others.

Daniel Adejo