Professor Maimuna Waziri, 55, has emerged the new Vice-Chancellor of Federal University, Gashua, Yobe State. She was former Dean of the Faculty of Science.
The Governing Council of the institution approved Prof Waziri’s appointment during the fifth Council meeting of the University held on Saturday.
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.