HRM, Oba (Dr.)Lamidi Olayiwola Adeyemi III, Alafin of Oyo, His eminence, Alhaji Muhammadu Sa’ad Abubakar III, CFR, mni. Sultan of Sokoto and HRH, Alhaji Aminu Ado Bayero, Emir of Kano are among the 42 traditional rulers President Muhammadu Buhari have appointed as pro-chancellors of some federal universities. Some other 27 individuals have also been given these appointments.
The Minister of Education announced this today in a statement stating these appointments are in line with the establishment of new tertiary institutions and also replacement of former chancellors that are now deceased.
He said, “Mr. President has, following the establishment of additional universities, approved the appointment, reassignment of chancellors to 43 federal universities. The exercise is intended to also replace deceased chancellors of some federal universities.“As royal fathers, these chancellors are expected to be the moral compass of the various universities to which they are assigned. They have been taken from their kingdoms and primary constituencies to other kingdoms and these appointments are expected to play a role in cementing relationships between communities in the country.” Some other royal fathers appointed for these position are HRM Oba Aremu Gbadebo. Alake of Egbaland, HM, Oba Ewuare 11, Oba of Benin, HRE Ebidem Ekpo Okon Abasi OTU V. The Obong of Calabar amongst others.