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Tambuwal Appoints Pioneer VC, Officers for Shagari Varsity

by Isiyaku Ahmed
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Musa Na Allah Sokoto

Governor Aminu Waziri Tambuwal of Sokoto state has approved the appointment of Prof. Malami Umar Tambuwal as the first Vice-Chancellor of the newly established Shehu Shagari University of Education, Sokoto.

Prof. Tambuwal an educationist of repute was a Registrar of the defunct College of Education now upgraded to a varsity. Before his appointment, he was a Dean in the Faculty of Education at the Usmanu Danfodio University, Sokoto (UDUS). He hails from Tambuwal town in the Tambuwal local government area of Sokoto state.

In a statement, Wednesday, the Special Adviser Media and Publicity to the Governor, Muhammad Bello said also appointed as Vice-Chancellors in charge of academics and administration are Professors Muhammad Aminu Mode and Nasiru Mukhtar Gatawa respectively. Both were also the former staff of Usmanu Danfodio University, Sokoto (UDUS).

Prof. Mode once headed UDUS Department of the Modern and European Languages, Prof. Gatawa worked at the Economics Department of the university where he rose through the ranks from the position of Graduate Assistant to that of a professor.

The duo hail from Sokoto North and Gatawa in Sokoto North and Sabon Birni local government areas of Sokoto state respectively.

According to the statement, other management/principal officers appointed by Governor Tambuwal are Mrs. Amina Yusuf Garba (MON, Mni), as Registrar, and Sulaiman Dikko as the University Librarian.

Mrs. Garba who had a stint at UDUS as an Assistant Registrar and Deputy Registrar was the immediate past Registrar of Sokoto state University before her appointment.

A member of the prestigious National Institute for Policy and Strategic Studies (NIPSS), Kuru, Jos, Plateau state and holder of the national honor award of the Member of the Order of the Niger (MON), she hails from Binji local government area of Sokoto state.

Mr. Dikko, an indigene of Sokoto North local government area of Sokoto state, was until his appointment the Director of the Sokoto state Library. He holds a B.Sc. degree in Library and Information Science and is vast in library services and management.

Meanwhile, the Governor has directed that the remaining management positions of the University’s Bursar and Director of Works and Physical Planning should be provided by the state’s ministries of Finance and Works respectively.

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