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UniAbuja appoints new bursar

The Governing Council of the University of Abuja has appointed Malam Rufai Ahmed as Bursar of the University. The Council at its 47th extra- ordinary…

The Governing Council of the University of Abuja has appointed Malam Rufai Ahmed as Bursar of the University.

The Council at its 47th extra- ordinary meeting held recently approved  the recommendation of the  University  Selection Board, which had interacted  with applicants for the post  and recommended Ahmed from a short- list of 19 applicants.

A statement by the Vice-Chancellor of the university, Professor Michael Adikwu said the appointment of the bursar, which was specified in the University Decree number 106 of 1992 as amended by Decree number 11 of 1993 was for a term of five years in line with the provision of the Miscellaneous Act.

Until his appointment, Ahmed was a deputy bursar with the University of Maiduguri.

Born in Gurin Adamawa State on 31st December 1964, the new bursar graduated with a B.Sc in Accountancy from the University of Maiduguri in 1990 and holds an MBA (Finance) from the same institution (2003).

He started his career as an Accountant II with the Bursary Department Ahmadu Bello University (ABU) Zaria in 1991 rising to Accountant 1 in 1998. 

He joined the service of the University of Maiduguri as a Senior Accountant in 2001 after a stint in the private sector and remained with the university rising through the ranks until his recent appointment.

Ahmed is a member of many professional bodies including as an associate of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (ICAN) and member Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy (CIPFA) London. He is married with seven children.

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