James Emejo in Abuja
President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the appointment of Prof. Musa Isiyaku Ahmed as the first Vice-Chancellor of the newly established University of Agriculture in Zuru, Kebbi State.
The Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Alhaji Sabo Nanono, disclosed this while conveying his letter of appointment to him.
He said Ahmed’s legacies as the maiden VC of the institution would determine the prominence and pride of place the university would occupy in world universities ranking in the nearest future.
Ahmed, until his appointment, was a professor in the Department of Veterinary, Parasitology and Entomology at the University of Maiduguri, Borno State.
A statement by the Director of Information, Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, Theodore Ogaziechi, further stated that the new VC is a fellow of the College of Veterinary Surgeons, Nigeria; Fellow, Institute of Human and Natural Resources; Director, International Technology Centre, University of Maiduguri, among others.
The statement noted that Ahmed, who is married with children, hails from Borno State with over 36 published works to his credit.
Nanono also conveyed the letter of appointment to the Registrar of the university, Yusuf Abdulazeez Bazata, from Kebbi State, whose appointment was also approved by Buhari for the smooth and unhindered take-off of the university.