Kano State Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje has inaugurated new governing councils for Kano University of Science and Technology, Wudil (KUST) and Yusuf Maitama Sule University, Kano (YUMSUK).
The governor said those appointed were selected based on their proven track records.
KUST has Alhaji Aliko Dangote retained as chancellor and Professor Zubairu Iliyasu as pro-chancellor and chairman of Governing Council.
Members of the council are Prof. Hamman Mahmoud, Prof. Garba Kawu, Dr Clement Igbaji, Alhaji Abubakar Jatau, A’isha Jafaru and Yahanasu Buba.
YUMSUK has the patron of Abia State Council of Traditional Rulers, Dr Eberechi N. Dick (JP), Eze Udo I of Mgboko Ngwa Amaise Community as the chancellor; Prof. J. D. Amin, former vice chancellor University of Maiduguri (UniMaid) as Pro-Chancellor and chairman of Governing Council.
Other members of the council are Prof Muhammad Yakasai, Dr Rabi Jibrilla, Tajuddeen Dantata, Umar Abdullahi Karaye and Dr Binta Jibir Wudil.
The governor, according to a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Abba Anwar, assured that the appointees would provide enabling environment for academic excellence and peaceful atmosphere in the universities.