The 12th Governing Council of Bayero University, Kano, in the exercise of its powers conferred by Section 4 of the Universities (Miscellaneous Provisions) Amendment Act 2003, at its meeting on Friday 7th August, 2015, considered the submission of the Selection Board and approved the appointment of Professor Muhammad Yahuza Bello as the 10th Vice-Chancellor.

In an unprecedented, brief, formal but emotional ceremony at the Council Chamber, at about 12 noon, the Pro-Chancellor and Chairman of the Council, Mahmud Yayale Ahmed CFR, Ajiyan Katagum, broke the news to the new Vice Chancellor and handed over to him an appointment letter. The appointment is for a period of five years, starting from Tuesday, 18th August, 2015. The Chairman immediately personally led the Council in prayer, for Divine guidance and assistance to enable Prof. M.Y. Bello to discharge the burden of his new office.

The Pro-Chancellor explained that while they would join the outgoing Vice Chancellor, Prof. Abubakar Adamu Rasheed, mni, MFR, in celebrating a successful tenure, it is their duty to fervently seek Divine assistance to enable his successor to achieve the same success. The Ajiyan Katagum further advised the new Vice-Chancellor to hold on to his values of humility, firmness and knowledge and to accord every single human being he comes into contact with, dignity.

The new Vice Chancellor went round the chamber to shake the hands of the members, before delivering a short acceptance speech. He expressed appreciation to the Council for finding him worthy of the responsibility and promised to carry everyone along. “Leadership is a collective responsibility,” he said, “so that we can build on what has been done”.Prof Bello was particularly happy that the Council has been spared the recent dissolution of FG agencies and bodies, and that he would be guided by their wisdom and experience, in addition to the advice of members of the wider University Community.

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