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Attahiru Jega, Olanipekun, others named among governing boards for  universities, polytechnics



Attahiru Jega, Olanipekun, others named among governing boards for  universities, polytechnics
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President Bola Ahmed Tinubu has constituted the governing councils for 111 federal universities, polytechnics, and colleges of education.

The former Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Attahiru Jega; two prominent Nigerian lawyers and Senior Advocate of Nigeria, Wole Olanipekun and Yusuf Alli; former Executive Secretary of the National Universities Commission (NUC), Peter Okebukola, and labour activist, Issa Aremu, are among the individuals appointed to lead the councils of various academic institutions.

ASUU had on Tuesday issued a two-week ultimatum to the Nigerian government to address its key concerns including what it described as the illegal dissolution of governing councils of the universities, continued payment of its members’ salaries using the Integrated Payroll and Personnel Information System (IPPIS), among other issues.

But in a swift response to the notice, the Federal Ministry of Education said the concerns were being addressed, noting that the list of the council members would soon be released.

As disclosed by the Federal Ministry of Education and signed by its Permanent Secretary, Didi Walson-Jack, the list comprises five names each for 50 universities, 37 polytechnics, and 24 colleges of education.

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While Mr Jega will serve as the Chairman of the Governing Council of the Usmanu Danfodio University, Sokoto (UDUS), Messrs Olanipeku, Alli, Okubukola and Aremu will chair the councils for the University of Lagos (UNILAG), Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta (FUNAAB), University of Port Harcourt (UNIPORT), Rivers State, and Federal College of Education (Technical), Keana, Nasarawa State, respectively.

Others on the list include the former Governor of Bauchi State, Isa Yuguda, who will chair the governing council of the National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN); Joy Emordi, a former Senator, who will chair the council of Alvan Ikoku Federal University of Education, Owerri, Imo State, and a former Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Yayale Ahmed, who is appointed to lead the council of Ahmadu Bello University (ABU), Zaria, Kaduna State.

The immediate-past Executive Secretary of NUC, Adamu Rasheed, who resigned from office a few months into his second term in office, was also named to chair the governing council of the Federal University of Health Sciences, Otukpo, Benue State.

According to the statement, the inauguration and retreat for the new governing council members will take place on Thursday and Friday, 30 and 31 May, at the National Universities Commission’s headquarters in Abuja.


Here is full list:

1 Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University, Bauchi State

Air Cdre. Emmanuel Jekada Pro-Chancellor/Chairman

Engr. Usua Charles Akpan Member

Sen. Lanre Tejuosho Member

Engr. Modu Mustapha Member

Olusegun Olufemi White Member


2 Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, Kaduna State

Alhaji Yayale Ahmed Pro-Chancellor/Chairman

Opeyemi Aisha Oni Member

Hon Rufus Bature` Member

Hon. Wumi Ohwovoriole Member


Rt. Hon. Matthew Raymond Akpan Member


Alex Ekwueme University, Ndufu Alike, Ebonyi


Chinwuba Owoh Pro-Chancellor/Chairman

Engr Saidu Njidda Member

Barr. Duben Maghol Member

H.E Amb. Eniola Ajayi Member

Royce Nwaeze Umahi Member


Adeyemi Federal University of Education, Oyo


Oba Abdul Rasheed Ayotunde Olabisi Pro-Chancellor/Chairman


Prince Ford Ozumba. B. A Member

Yakubu Abdul Salam Member

Lawan Abubakar Shuaib Member

Hon Mohammed Salihu Gerei Member


Alvan Ikoku Federal University of Education,

Owerri. Imo State

Sen. Joy Emordi Pro-Chancellor/Chairman

Prof Eshiett Unaowo Eshiett Member

Dr Oluwatoyin Akinlade Member

Ikenna Anyalebechi Member

Hon. Ibrahim Tanko Yusuf Member

6 Bayero University, Kano, Kano State


Sen. Udoma Udo Udoma Pro-Chancellor/Chairman

Prof. Idris Nasiru Maiduguri Member

Prof. Uchenna Nzewi Member

Salisu Mohammed Birniwa Member

Ms Fola Akinsete Member



Federal University of Technology, Akure, Ondo


Sir Steve O. Zakari Adehi, SAN, FCIArb Pro-Chancellor/Chairman

Hon. Austin Onyedebelu Member

Pastor Adebayo Sikiru Raji Member

Mrs Isoken Palmer Member


Dr Jason Baba Kwaghe Member



Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta,

Ogun State

Yusuf Ali, SAN Pro-Chancellor/Chairman

Prof. Muhammad Auwal Hussaini Member

Abubakar Jallo Member

Zubairu Aliyu Member

Bassey Eteng Member



Federal University of Technology, Owerri, Imo



Sen. Tilly Gyado Pro-Chancellor/Chairman

H.E. Prof. Placid Njoku Member

Barr. Ngozi Ekeoma Member

Musa Sati Member

Dalhatu Ishaq Batagarawa Member



Federal University of Technology Minna, Niger


Hon. Alhaji Habibu Aliyu, (Tafidan Ningi) Pro-Chancellor

Pastor Timothy Ademola Member

Hon. Ishiaku Tanko Yamawo Member


Prof. Victor Ukaogo Member

David Anaughe Member



11 Federal University Lokoja, Kogi State

Prof. Siyan Oyeweso Pro-Chancellor/Chairman

Chief Oyeniyi Akande Member

Sir Robert Ogar (KSM) Member

Sen. Jonathan Zwingina Member

Abubakar Abass Dogara Member


12 Federal University, Lafia, Nasarawa State

Hon. Justice (rtd) Paschal O. Nnadi, OFR Pro-Chancellor/Chairman


Prof. Chigozie Asiabaka Member

Sahabi Danbaba Dakingari Member

Tititlope Gbadamosi Member

Hon Suleiman Babadogo Member


13 Federal University, Kashere, Gombe State

Hon. Azuka Wasa Pro-Chancellor/Chairman

Abubakar Udu Idris, mni Member

Chief Bassey Esin Member

Mrs Mutiat Shittu Member

Hamidu Ahmed Ribadu Member




Federal University of Education, Zaria, Kaduna


Amb. Baba Ahmad Njidda Pro-Chancellor/Chairman

Aliyu Mamman Member

Prof. Pharm Ahmed Mora Member

Barr. Baade Imam Jere Member

Ibrahim Usman Yakassai Member



Federal University of Education, Kano, Kano


Barr. A. U. Mustapha, SAN Pro-Chancellor/Chairman

Hajiya Zainab Ibrahim Member


Ibrahim Umar Kusfa Member

Aysha Ahmad Mohammad Member

Fatima Ahmed Juddum Member


16 Federal University, Wukari, Taraba State

Mrs Nse Rachel Kufre Pro-Chancellor/Chairman

Prof. Abdulazeez Ahmed Member

Umaru Barni Tarmasuwa (Sarkin Tarmasuwa) Member

Dr. Mrs Philipa Idogho Member

Kabir Mohammed Baba Member


17 Federal University, Dutsin-Ma, Katsina State

Alhaji Sani Maikudi Pro-Chancellor/Chairman


Umar Abdulkarim Member

Chief Barr. Okeagu Ogada Member


Prof. Abba Isa Tijjani Member

Dr. Aliyu Tilde Member


18 Federal University, Dutse, Jigawa State

H.E. Chief Martin Nwanchor Elechi Pro-Chancellor/Chairman

Imamuddeen Ahmed Talba Member

Ismaila Mohammed Na’aba Member

Prof. Seun Liberty Member

Hon. Moses Osogi Member




19 Federal University, Oye-Ekiti, Ekiti State

H.E. Tukur Jikamshi Pro-Chancellor/Chairman

Rt. Hon Victor Ochie Member

Alhaji Abubakar Usman Faruk Member

Aisha Halilu Boyi Member

Hon. Nike Omoworare Member


20 Federal University, Otuoke, Bayelsa State

Prof. Julius Okojie Pro-Chancellor/Chairman

Prof. Olugbenga Akinbajo Ben Member

Sidi Aliyu Yahya Member

DIG Okoye Celestine (rtd) Member


Bright Uzoma Member


21 Federal University, Birnin Kebbi, Kebbi State

H.E. Alh Ali Abubakar Jatau Pro-Chancellor/Chairman

  1. Mohammed Muazu Aminu Aisar-Zaki Member

Mallam Balla Mohammed Mandara Member

Dr. Hadiza Mali Bukar Member

Mela Audu Nunghe Esq., SAN Member


22 Federal University, Gusau, Zamfara State

Prof. Munzali Jibril Pro-Chancellor/Chairman

Isa Yashi (Wazirin Galambi) Member

Barr. Sodiq Ademola Member

Barr. Ibrahim Al-Sudi Member

Hajiya Uwani Yahya Member



23 Federal University, Gashua, Yobe State

El-Katuzu Sani Dahir Yerima Pro-Chancellor/Chairman

Alhaji Tukur Umar Danfulani Member

Hon. Mustapha Ali Sandabe Member

Alhaji Maigari Abdullahi Dakingari Member


Dr Oyeyemi Sunday Dele Member



Federal University of Health Science, Otukpo,

Benue State

Prof. Adamu Rasheed Pro-Chancellor/Chairman


Hon. Babagana Lawan Chibok Member

Hon. Sadik Abubakar Augie Member

Dr. Umar Ali Member

Chief (Barr.) Ebiegberi Domo-Spiff Member



Federal University of Agriculture, Zuru, Kebbi


Prof. Abdullahi Bala, FSSSN Pro-Chancellor/Chairman

Barr. Olatunji Innocent Lawal Member

Prof. Fanna Abdulrahman Member

Dr. Abdulmalik Durugunwa Member

Hon. Chinedu Nwali Member




Federal University of Technology, Babura, Jigawa


Jerry Eno Pro-Chancellor/Chairman

Prof Jennifer Peter- Audu Member

Dr Umma Abdullahi Getso Member

Apostle Sanyaolu Member

Prof. Dickson Akor Member



Federal University of Technology, Ikot Abasi,

Akwa Ibom State


Prof Olugbemiro Jegede Pro-Chancellor/Chairman

Yusuf Garba Tagwai Member

Prof. Andrew Haruna Member

Sir Richard Odibo Member

Kazeem Salako Member



Federal University of Health Sciences, Azare,

Bauchi State

Hon. Samuel Babatunde Adejare Pro-Chancellor/Chairman

Hon. Hamza Sakwa, (Sarkin Shanun Katagum) Member

Charles Danladi Member

Dr. Ipalibo Macdonald Harry Member


Dr. Nafisat Nuhu Sanda Member



Federal University of Health Sciences, Ila-

Orangun, Osun State


Prof. Iysa Ade Bello Pro-Chancellor/Chairman

Prof. Yusuf Mohammed Yusuf Member

Chief Joju Fadairo Member

Obeta Ifeoma Loveth Member

Abubakar Umar Mazhinyi Member





Federal University of Petroleum Resources,

Effurun, Delta State

Prof. Mrs Akpezi Ogbuigwe Pro-Chancellor/Chairman

Prof. Mohammad Kabir Isa Member

Hon. Olateju Nasiru Babatunde Member

Ferdinand Adie Member

Godwin Akportor Eturhobore Member



Federal University of Transportation, Daura,

Katsina State

Dr. (Mrs) Ifeoma Nkiruka Anagbogu Pro-Chancellor/Chairman


Abdulsalami Muhammadu Bala Member

Sanda Mohammed Danjari Member

Prof. Ganiyu Sumaila Member

Prof. S.G. Adewunmi Member



Joseph Sarwuan Tarka University, Makurdi,

Benue State

Sen. Amos Bulus Pro-Chancellor/Chairman

Prof. Adio Folayan Member

Prof. Patrick Ekezie Egbule Member

Agama Preye Member

Akange Audu Member




King David Umahi University of Medical Science,

Uburu, Ebonyi State

Rev. Fr. Nwali Abrahim Pro-Chancellor/Chairman

Dr. Mrs Uju Alo Member

Samuel Adetoye Member

Prof. Anthony Odera Unamma Member

Engr. Yusuf Hussein Member


34 Modibbo Adama University, Yola, Adamawa State

Prof. Ben Angwe Pro-Chancellor/Chairman

Alhaji Sani Ibrahim Amin Member


Umar Dalhatu Member

Ego Aqueena Ezeoma Member

Hajiya Baheeja Mahmud Member




Michael Okpara University of Agriculture,


Comrade Fidelis Edeh Pro-Chancellor/Chairman

Prof. Akanerem Idem Essien Member

Barr. Lodrick Ene Member

Aderonke Soyombo Member

Dare Dairo Member



36 National Open University of Nigeria

H.E. Isa Yuguda Pro-Chancellor/Chairman

Mrs Betty Efekodah Member

Engr. Bawuro Bapetel Yahaya Member

Dr. Gidado Bello Kumo Member

Mr Bola Akinola Member


37 Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka, Anambra State

Amb. Greg Mbadiwe Pro-Chancellor/Chairman

Adaobi Chidera Obioha Member

Hon. Barr. Ibrahim Zailani Member

Lukman Abimbola Bello Member


Prof. Stephen Unachukwu Chuka Member


38 Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Osun State

Prof. Oladapo Afolabi, CFR Pro-Chancellor/Chairman

Dr. Akilu Sani Indabawa Member

Dr. Amina Shamaki, mni Member

Mrs Folashade Ogul Member

Barr. Oyambo Owei Member


39 University of Ilorin, Ilorin, Kwara State

Prof. A.S. Mikailu Pro-Chancellor/Chairman

Amina Yusuf Garba, mni Member

Barr. Auwalu Abdullahi Member


Babayo Shehu Member

Aisha Gunabi Member


40 University of Jos, Jos, Plateau State

H.E. Mahmud Aliyu Shinkafi Pro-Chancellor/Chairman

Malandi Adamu Sabo Member

Chijioke Paul Okeifufe Member

Ayo Afolabi Member

Mohammed Dharr Abdullahi Member



41 University of Maiduguri, Maiduguri, Borno State

Dr. Yunusa DanGwani Pro-Chancellor/Chairman


Dr. Mobolaji Omobowale Member

Prof. Mohammed Yahya Kuti Member

Alhaji Mohammed Abacha Member

Jone Ode Erue Member



Usman Danfodiyo University, Sokoto, Sokoto


Prof. Attahiru Jega Pro-Chancellor/Chairman

Miss Mary Nyieor Yisa Member

  1. O. Kazeem Member

Prof. Usman Musa Member

Dr. Anthony Usoro Member


43 University of Port Harcourt, PH, Rivers State


Prof. Peter Okebukola Pro-Chancellor/Chairman

Princess Ann Agom Eze Member

Prof. Mamu Ayuba Jonathan Member

Mr. Amaebi Tamunotonyemiebia Okara Member

Hon. Pius Idele Member


44 University of Abuja, Abuja, FCT

Prof. Jibrilla Dahiru Amin Pro-Chancellor/Chairman

Prince Richard Obiora Ozibo Member

Bimbo Ashiru Member

Engr. Chukwudi Dimkpa Member

Mohammed Sadi Yahya Member



45 University of Uyo, Uyo, Akwa Ibom State

Chief Joe-Kyari Gadzama Pro-Chancellor/Chairman

Engr. Akan Okon Member

Hon. Ado Ishiaku Dadauda Member

Chinenye Chuwudile Member

Prof. Hauwa Biu Member


46 University of Ibadan, Ibadan, Oyo State

Sen. Mohammed Mana Pro-Chancellor/Chairman

Alexander Oluremi Ajipe Member

Hajiya Indo Mohammed Member

Prof. Chris Ekong Memebr

Ifeoma Nwankwo Member



47 University of Nigeria, Nsukka,

Col. (Arch) Mohammed Hammanga Pro-Chancellor/Chairman

Prof. Kaniye S. Ebeku Member

Alhaji Danladi Chamba Member

Mrs. Priscilia Nkiruka Okonkwo Member

Prof. Aderemi Suleiman Ajala Member


48 University of Lagos, Akoka, Lagos State

Chief Wole Olanipekun, SAN Pro-Chancellor/Chairman

Prof. S. E. Ogbeide Member

Rufai Chanchangi Member

Chief Mrs Glory Ekpo-Oho Member


Patricia Seubittere Yakubu Member


49 University of Benin, Benin City, Edo State

Dr. Abiodun Isola Ismail Layonu Pro-Chancellor/Chairman

Hon. Jamiu Olawumi Member

Maj. Gen. Cecil Esekhaigbe Member

Chineye Chukwudili Member

Sani Sadi, OFR Member


50 University of Calabar, Cross River State

H.E Bala Ngalari Pro-Chancellor/Chairman

Dr. Adebisi Obawale Member

Prince Idowu Mafimisibe Member


Nbadiwe Emelnmna Member

Hon. Sadat Garba Member




Federal Polytechnic Isuochi, Umunnoechi,

Abia State

Shegun Oshin Chairman

Meseko Kemi Janet Member

Mr Emmanuel Okpe Member

Mijinyawa Umar Kugama Member

Engr. Nurudeen .U. Ajibade Member



2 Federal Polytechnic Mubi, Adamawa State

Amb. Dr. Babagana Ajimi Chairman

Prof Omenogo Veronica Mejabi Member

Asamu Umaru Member

Patience Charles Kwache Member

Engr Ejike Chukwu Member


3 Federal Polytechnic Ukana, Akwa Ibom State

Rt. Hon. Dr. Emaeyak Ukpong Chairman

Engr. (Dr.) Ndubuisi Nwankwo Member

Grace Isu Gekpe Member

Edhekpo Uyouyo Member

Isa Bagalti Member



4 Federal Polytechnic Oko, Anambra State

Salisu Kallamu Chairman

Nwankwu Chiedu Gregory Member

Arc. Pam Dung Gyang Member

Hon. Morah Mozie Member

Mrs Pamela Nwansoh Member


5 Federal Polytechnic Bauchi, Bauchi State

Abdullahi N. Bardi Chairman

Umar Sanda Adamu Member

Mrs Joanna Kolo Member

Ubale Ibrahim Member


Sadi Idris Member


6 Federal Polytechnic Ekowe, Bayelsa State

Se, Abubakar Gerei Chairman

Augustina Okwu Onyema Member

Lanre Olasupo Member

Bishop Victor Essien Obong Member

Dr. Tony Mgbeahuruike Member

7 Federal Polytechnic Wannune, Benue State

Chief Micheal Msueenan Chairman

Hon. Justice (rtd) Nayai Aganaba Member

Tijjani Abdu Chinade Member

Alhaji Ibrahim Bilal Member


Julius Kadala Member

8 Federal Polytechnic Munguno, Borno State

Ali Mohammed Dauda Chairman

Umar Duhu Member

Hon. Anyadibe Jude Ogugua Member

Abdullahi Magaji Member

Waziri Laminu Member

9 Federal Polytechnic Ugep, Cross River State

HRH Arc. Ezeogo Ewa Elechi Chairman

Femi Ogundalu Member

Mrs. Ebikari Benibo Member

Onoja Ali Johnson Member

Prof Kathleen Okafor Member


10 Federal Polytechnic Orogun, Delta State

  1. E. Ekem Okeke Chairman

Onokohwomo Sam Okpako Member

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