SENATE OKAYS APPOINTMENTS OF TWO DEPUTY VICE-CHANCELLORS.

The Senate on Thursday October 27, 2016 at its 59th Regular meeting has approved Vice-Chancellor’s nominations of two new Deputy Vice-Chancellors in the persons of Prof. Musa Inuwa Fodio, who until now is the Dean of the School of Postgraduate Studies (SPGS) and a Professor of Accounting and Finance and assigned the Academic portfolio while Dr. Mrs. Grace Rinret Ishaku Pennap, Director, School of Preliminary Studies and Associate Professor of Health Microbiology was elevated and assigned the Administration portfolio.

The duo succeeded Dr. Sa’adatu Hassan Liman and Prof. Yakubu Boyi Ngwai who were until now Deputy Vice-Chancellors (Academic and Administration) respectively. The VC made the surprise announcement as the Senate meeting drew to a close. He thanked the outgoing principal officers and praised them for their hard-work, cooperation and commitment in carrying out their briefs during what he termed “an eventful” two year period. The new appointments were consistent with his declared philosophy of rejuvenating his four year tenure after marking his midterm (Oct. 08, 2014 to Oct. 08, 2016) with a report that self assessed and chronicled the administration’s performance. He congratulated the new appointees and charged them to be diligent and committed to the tasking challenges ahead.

Prof. Fodio was born 57 years ago at Nasarawa town, Nasarawa State. He obtained Ph.D and M.Sc Accounting and Finance at Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria and B.Sc Accounting from the University of Jos. He was promoted Professor in 2015 and is richly published in national and international refereed journals. Dr. Pennap herself was born 57 years ago at Langtang, Plateau State. The Associate Professor of Health Microbiology obtained her Ph.D Public Health (Microbiology), M.Sc Microbiology and B.Sc Zoology from the same prestigious Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria. She also has numerous published scholarly journal papers in several local and international refereed journals.

The appointments are with immediate effect.

Source: Ofim Kelechi Ofim

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