Jigawa State University Names Former President Olusegun Obasanjo as Chancellor
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.
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.
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.