From Yakubu Mustapha, Minna.
Governor Alhaji Abubakar Sani Bello of Niger State has approved the appointment of Professor Adamu Abu Kasim as the new Vice Chancellor, Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida University, Lapai (IBBUL) with immediate effect.
This was contained in a statement issued by Secretary to the Government of Niger State (SSG), Ahmed Ibrahim Matane.
The statement said, the appointment of Professor Adamu Abu Kasim was in recognition of his track record of achievements as the Deputy Vice Chancellor, Administration of Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida University, Lapai, a position he occupied until his appointment.
According to the letter, “acting on the powers conferred on him by the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, 1999 (as amended) and the Law establishing Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida University (IBBU), Lapai No. 8 of 31st March, 2005, section 6 a and 4 a-d, His Excellency, Alhaji (Dr.) Abubakar Sani Bello, the Executive Governor of Niger State has approved your appointment as Vice Chancellor of the University with effect from 1stJanuary, 2020. This appointment is for a single term of five years.”
The statement added that Professor Adamu Abu Kasim is expected to bring his knowledge, administrative skills and wealth of experience to bear in the performance of his new assignment by working assiduously to justify the confidence reposed in him.
The new Vice Chancellor urged to focus on full accreditation and physical development that would transform the University into a world class Institution.
Ahmed Matane pointed out that the new Vice Chancellor is enjoined to replicate and even surpass his performance as the Deputy Vice Chancellor, Administration of the Institution, where he recorded tremendous achievements.
The Governor congratulated Professor Adamu Abu Kasim on the appointment and wishes him success and God’s guidance in the performance of the arduous duties of his Office, the statement stressed.
Alhaji Abubakar Sani Bello however commended the outgoing Vice Chancellor, Professor Nasiru Maiturare for a successful tenure and enjoined him to give the new Vice Chancellor the necessary support to move the institution forward.