The Governing Council of Federal University Wukari in Taraba has announced Prof Jude Rabo, as the new Vice Chancellor of the institution.
Mr. Lawrence Ngbale, the Chairman of the Governing Council announced at a press conference in Wukari, Thursday that Rabo, Professor of Veterinary Medicine, had emerged after scoring the highest points ahead of two other eminent professors that contested for the position.
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He further disclosed that 59-years-old Professor had served as Deputy Vice Chancellor Academics, University of Agriculture Makurdi in Benue state for two terms.
The chairman handed the new Vice Chancellor his appointment letter and urged him to sustain the development strides recorded by the out going VC, Prof Musa Kundiri.
He also told the new Vice Chancellor to work hard and move the University to a world class institution.
Similarly, the Council has also appointed Dr Isa Sidi from Kaduna state as the new University Librarian.
In his remarks the new Vice Chancellor thanked the Selection Board and the University Governing Council for finding him worthy of the appointment.
He assured that he would do his best and turn around the fortunes of the Institution by setting standards that would move the university forward.
Prof Rabo however appealed to the council to give him all the support and encouragement required to succeed in his new assignment.
In his address, the Outgoing Vice Chancellor, Prof Abubakar Musa Kundiri who served one term based on the new policy of a single tenure for university administrators, urged the university community to give his successor all the support he needed to succeed.
Prof Kundiri said his tenure ends on February 10, 2021.
The selection process of the Vice Chancellor started on Wednesday and came to a conclusion at the early hours of Thursday.
The new VC is married with six children. He hails from Bogoro, Bogoro Local Government Area of Bauchi State.