Unijos Governing Council Visits Chancellor

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New Vice-Chancellor of the University of Jos, Professor Tanko Ishaya has been advised to run an all-inclusive administration when he takes over the helm of affairs of the institution on 1st December, 2021.

New Chancellor of the University and Emir of Zazzau, Ambassador Ahmed Nuhu Bamalli gave the advice when members of the 14th Governing Council of the University led by the Pro-Chancellor and Chairman of Council, Professor Attahiru Jega visited him in his Palace in Zaria, Kaduna State.

According to the Chancellor, although there was intense competition among many qualified contenders for the position, Professor Tanko should endeavour to carry everybody along now that he has emerged as the next substantive Vice-Chancellor of the institution and focus on the task ahead.

Ambassador Bamalli expressed delight over his own appointment as Chancellor of the prestigious University of Jos and noted that the Zazzau Emirate Council has a longstanding relationship with the University with many prominent sons of the Emirate serving in various leadership roles at the University.

While describing his appointment as one of the greatest honours of his career, the former Nigerian Ambassador to Thailand and Myanmar believes that as the ceremonial head of a community of intellectuals such as the University of Jos, he has a lot to learn and promised to give his utmost best in discharging his responsibilities.

Speaking earlier, leader of the delegation who is the Pro-Chancellor and Chairman of the 14th Governing Council of the University of Jos, Professor Attahiru Jega congratulated the Emir of Zazzau over his ascension to the revered throne and also his appointment as the new Chancellor of the University of Jos.


Professor Jega explained that they were at the Emir’s Palace to present themselves as members of the 14th Governing Council of the University as is the tradition. He expressed optimism that the Emir will use his wisdom and experience to provide the needed direction and expertise to reposition the University on the path to greater progress.

The former INEC Chairman informed the Chancellor that the Council had concluded the process for the appointment of a new Vice-Chancellor for the University and presented Professor Tanko Ishaya, the University’s current Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic) as the institution’s new helmsman.

Also contributing, Acting Vice-Chancellor of the University of Jos, Professor Gray Goziem Ejikeme said the University is privileged to have great personalities like the Emir of Zazzau and Professor Attahiru Jega to provide it with guidance and direction for maximum impact.  

Professor Ejikeme described them as men of high pedigree who would enable the University attract the necessary investment from the appropriate quarters.

Highpoint of the occasion was the presentation of some documents containing laws and statutes governing the University as well as souvenirs with Unijos emblem to the Chancellor. The Chancellor later took the delegation on a tour of some parts of the Emir of Zazzau’s 600 year-old Palace.



Abdullahi Abdullahi

Deputy Registrar, Information and Publications