The Federal Government of Nigeria has appointed Oba (Dr.) Lamidi Olayiwola Adeyemi III, the Alaafin of Oyo as the Chancellor of the University of Maiduguri.
According to Vanguard report, the Vice-Chancellor of the University of Maiduguri, Prof. Ibrahim A. Njodi, who was accompanied by Principal Officers and other top management staff of the University, on Wednesday, presented the appointment letter to the Alaafin.
Briefing the Chancellor on the state of things in the institution, he noted that the school which took off in 1976 with just about 300 students in three faculties now has over 40 thousand undergraduate, postgraduate and non-regular students in eleven Faculties, a College of Medical Sciences and the seven specialized research and development centres in the university.
Prof Njodi also briefed the chancellor on the coming 40th anniversary of the institution and the 22nd convocation ceremony which will be held towards the end of the year.
Responding, Oba (Dr) Lamidi Olayiwola Adeyemi III thanked the Federal Government for finding him worthy of being the Chancellor to the University of Maiduguri and promised to do his best to ensure the university is globally recognized in all its field of human endeavours. He said university administration is not new to him as he has been the founding Chancellor of Usman Dan Fodio University Sokoto (1980 -1992).