The Sokoto State governor, Aminu Tambuwal, has approved the appointment of Bashir Garba, a professor of Applied Chemistry, as the new vice-chancellor for Sokoto State University (SSU).
Mr Garba, 56, is to succeed Suleiman Dangoggo, a professor of Chemistry, whose five-year tenure ended this year. Mr Dangoggo was appointed the VC in 2017.
The governor also approved the appointment of Kuluwa Nuhu as the new registrar to replace Amina Garba who served twice in the same capacity.
Both appointments are with immediate effect, according to a statement by Muhammad Bello, the special adviser to Mr Tambuwa on media and publicity.
Mr Bello said both appointments followed the recommendation by the University Joint Council and the Senate Selection Board.
He added that Mr Garba was recommended following his performance above the two other candidates; Nasiru Ibrahim and Belewu Adewale, both professors.
The statement reads in part: “This follows the stellar performance of the appointee during an interactive session with the University Joint Council and the Senate Selection Board which puts him far ahead of his fellow contestants: Prof. Nasiru Dole Ibrahim and Prof. Belewu Moshood Adewale.
“As a result, the council and board recommended the appointee to the governor, who approved it.”