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Jigawa State University Names Former President Olusegun Obasanjo as Chancellor

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The governor of Jigawa State, Sule Lamido has appointed a former president of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo as the Chancellor of the newly established Jigawa State University.

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According to the Jigawa State Commissioner for Education, Science and Technology, Professor Haruna Wakili, the appointment of the former president was backed by Section 8 of Jigawa State University Law, 2013 and Section 2 of the second schedule of the law.

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The commissioner added that Obasanjo was chosen for his contributions to making a modern Nigeria.

It would be recalled that Lamido served as Foreign minister of Nigeria, during Obsanjo’s second tenure as a democratic President, from 1999 to 2003.




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