President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the dissolution and reconstitution of the Governing Councils of five federal universities in Nigeria.
The affected universities are University of Ibadan (UI), University of Port Harcourt (UNIPORT), University of Lagos (UNILAG), Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU) Ile-Ife and Maritime University, Delta State.
The approval was contained in a statement by the Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Education, Sonny Echono, in Abuja on Thursday.
Echono listed members of the new council of UI as Odigie Oyegun, Chairman; Masud Kazaure, Abba Yaro, Abubakar Maikafi and Emeka Nwagbo as members.
“For UNIPORT, the governing council members are Andrew Uchendu as Chairman while Kolo Uzamat, D. T. Hinga, Mohammed Makarfi and Ahmed Al-Mustapha are members.
“For UNILAG, we have Lanre Tejuosho as Chairperson, with Aminu Ahmed, Uro Gardner, Chinedu Adindi and Mustafa Salihu as members.
“Also, OAU has Oscar Udoji as Chairman with Bala Jibrin, Eugene Odo, Lateef Babata and Saidu Bako as members.
“The Nigerian Maritime University, Okerenkoko in Delta has Elias Courson as Chairman and Nelson Alapa, Victor Giadono, Bello Dukku and Godwin Ananghe as members,” he stated.
The permanent secretary said all the governing councils of the five universities would be inaugurated in Abuja by Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu, on April 19.
He directed vice chancellors of the affected universities to attend the inauguration ceremony.