By Musa Sunusi Ahmad
Kano state governor Abdullahi Ganduje has appointed the outgoing Bayero University Kano (BUK) vice chancellor Muhammad Yahuza Bello as pro-chancellor Yusuf Maitama Sule University Kano (YUMSUK).
Kano Focus reports that Mr Ganduje stated on Monday that Mr Bello’s appointment is with immediate effect.
Mr Bello, a professor of Mathematics had been Head, Department of Mathematical Sciences, 1991 to 1999; Dean, Faculty of Science, 1995-1999; and Director, Centre for Information Technology, 2003-2007; Dean, School of Postgraduate Studies, 2009-2010; and two term Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academics).
It could be recalled that the former pro-chancellor of the university, Sule Yahaya Hamma had resigned his position on June 12 citing personal reasons.
In recognition, Mr Ganduje has approved the renaming of the road linking Maiduguri Road to Zaria Road through CBN Quarters after the pioneer pro-chancellor.
Mr Hamma, a graduate of Political Science from Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, and a Master’s in Public Administration, worked in various capacities in the Kano state government including head of Political and Economic Affairs Division, Cabinet Office, before his appointment as the Secretary to the State Government (SSG) from 1979-1983.
He was awarded with the national honor of Member of the Federal Republic of Nigeria (MFR) in 1983.
He served as board member, Nigerian Airways, National Primary Education Commission, Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation among others.
He was Political Advisor to the late Head of State, Gen. Sani Abacha from 1996-1998 and also served as Director General, Muhammadu Buhari presidential campaign in 2003, 2007, and 2011.