The Kano Executive Council has approved the appointment of the Olubadan of Ibadan, Oba Mohood Olalekan Balogun, as the chancellor of the state owned Sa’adatu Rimi University of Education, Kumbotso.
Oba Lekan Balogun was appointed the 42nd Olubadan of Ibadanland in the month of February, 2022.
The state Commissioner for Information and Internal Affairs, Malam Muhammad Garba, announced the Olubadan’s appointment as Chancellor after the council’s meeting held at the Council Chambers, Government House, Kano.
According to Garba, the council also approved the appointment of former INEC chairman, Prof. Attahiru Jega, as Pro-chancellor/chairman of the governing council .
He stated that this followed the receipt of operational licence from the National Universities Commission, which recognised the institution as the 61st state university and 222nd university in the Nigerian university system.
OYO NEWS learnt that other members of the council are Dr Muhammad Kwankwaso, Hajiya Zulaiha Ahmed, Dr Ibrahim Wunti, Dr Halima Muhammad and Alhaji Sabi’u Bako.
Speaking further, he stated that the appointment is in accordance with Part III Section 22 of the Sa’adatu Rimi University of Education Kumbotso Law.