Federal University Gashua, FUGASHUA appoints first female VC of the institution.
In a statement on Saturday by the Head, Information and Protocol Unit of the University, Usar Ignatius, indicated that Professor Maimuna Waziri emerged as the new VC following the approval of the University Governing Council.
“The Governing Council Federal University Gashua has approved the appointment of Professor Maimuna Waziri as the 3rd-Vice-Chancellor of the University.
“Announcing the Council’s decision, after its 5th meeting held on Saturday, 16th January 2021 the Pro-Chancellor and Chairman of the Governing Council, Mallam Ibrahim Akuyam said the 48 professors applied for the position out of which twenty-five (25) were shortlisted for interaction and three best candidates emerged from which the Council chose Professor Maimuna Waziri as the new Vice-Chancellor,” the statement read.
In related news, President of the Senate, Senator Ahmad Lawan hailed the appointment of Professor Maimuna Waziri as the third Vice-Chancellor of the Federal University, Gashua, Yobe State. In a statement he personally signed in Abuja, Lawan said, “I congratulate Professor Maimuna Waziri on her appointment as the third Vice-Chancellor of the Federal University, Gashua, Yobe State.
“Her credentials thus amply recommend her for this appointment and underscore the popular expectation that she will discharge the onerous tasks of the office with distinction. “Professor Waziri’s attainments in academics and leadership are an inspiration to women in the North and other parts of Nigeria who have dreams of distinguishing themselves in their professions and of making remarkable contributions to national development. “I urge her to continue to be exemplary by bringing her vast administrative and academic experience to bear in working with the Management and Staff to take her University to higher academic rankings. Once again, I congratulate Professor Waziri and wish her a successful tenure.”