Professor Maimuna Waziri has emerged the new Vice-Chancellor of Federal University, Gashua, Yobe State.

Professor Maimuna Waziri has emerged the new Vice-Chancellor of Federal University, Gashua, Yobe State.

The Governing Council of the institution approved Prof Waziri’s appointment during the fifth Council meeting of the University held on Saturday.

In a statement on Saturday by the Head, Information and Protocol Unit of the University, Usar Ignatius, indicated that the emergence of Prof. Waziri as the new VC was sequel to the approval of the University.

“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 said.

It also quoted Mallam Akuyam as saying, “on behalf of the Governing Council of the University, I wish to formally convey the approval of the Council for the appointment of Professor Maimuna Waziri as the 3rd Vice Chancellor of the University.”

While congratulating the new Vice Chancellor, the Chairman called on her to ensure that she carried all staff along.

Prof. Waziri is to succeed the incumbent Vice Chancellor, Professor Andrew Haruna whose tenure will end on 10th February, 2021.

Waziri, a Professor of Chemistry, will succeed incumbent Vice-Chancellor, Professor Andrew Haruna whose tenure will end on February 10.

According to information made available to journalists, 48 Professors applied for the position, out of which 25 were shortlisted for interaction.

Three candidates made it to the final stage before the Council settled on Professor Waziri.

While congratulating the New Vice-Chancellor, the Pro-Chancellor of the University, Mallam Ibrahim Akuyam called on her to ensure she carries all the staff of the institution along.

Maimuna Waziri is analytical chemistry professor from Yobe state. She is 55 years old and a former Dean of the Faculty of Science. She was also Deputy Vice Chancellor (Admin) and has at least 32 research works to her credit.

An indigene of Yobe state, Prof. Maimuna Waziri is first woman to become the VC of the university.

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