43rd Convocation: ABU appreciates all

43rd Convocation: ABU appreciates all

The Vice-Chancellor, Ahmadu Bello University, Prof. Kabiru Bala, has, on behalf of Council, Senate, Management, Staff, and Students, expressed the institution’s profound appreciation to all dignitaries and guests who attended the 43rd Convocation of the University held on Saturday, 27th January, 2024.

A total of 25,432 graduands for the 2021/2023 academic session were conferred with first degrees, postgraduate diplomas and higher degrees during the occasion. Four eminent personalities received honorary degrees at the event.

Prof. Bala also acknowledged with immense gratitude all the goodwill messages sent or presented by various visiting Vice-Chancellors, Rectors, Provosts, and other Heads of many research institutions congratulating the University on the memorable event.

He stressed that their presence and prayers contributed to the success of the ceremony and that the entire University community would remain grateful to them for the gesture.

“I would like to thank Your Excellencies, Royal Highnesses, Distinguished Alumni, and all invited guests for your continued love and support to Ahmadu Bello University. These mean a lot to us. We will always appreciate your support to the University in upholding the legacy of the founding fathers”, he said.

The Vice-Chancellor, equally, lauded the coverage, patience and resilience of all staff and students who have continued to give their best despite the challenges.

Prof. Bala also commended the host communities for their cooperation and understanding, especially with the institution’s diverse setting of staff and students that cohabit with them.

The Vice-Chancellor was particularly appreciative of the following invited dignitaries who attended the occasion in person or through representation:

• His Excellency, Bola Ahmed Tinubu GCFR, President and Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, who is the Visitor to Ahmadu Bello University.
• Prof. Tahir Mamman, OON, Honorable Minister of Education, who represented the Visitor.
• His Excellency, Senator Uba Sani, the Executive Governor, Kaduna State.
• His Excellency, Alhaji Dauda Lawal Dare, the Executive Governor, Zamfara State.
• His Excellency, Malam Dikko Umaru Radda (Ph.D), the Executive Governor, Katsina State represented by Hajiya Hadiza Abubakar Yar’Adua, Hon. Commissioner, Ministry of Basic and Secondary Education, Katsina State.
• His Excellency Donald Duke, CON, former Governor, Cross River State, and his wife, Mrs. Onari Donald Duke.
• His Excellency, Senator Ibrahim Hassan Dankwambo, former Governor, Gombe State.
• Senator Muktar Muhammad Dandutse, Chairman Senate Committee on Tertiary Institutions and TETFund.
• Senator Shuaib Afolabi Salisu, Ogun Central Senatorial District
• His Majesty, Nnaemeka Alfred Ugochukwu Achebe, CFR, mni, Obi of Onitsha and Chancellor, Ahmadu Bello University.
• His Highness, Amb. Malam Ahmad Nuhu Bamalli, CFR, the Emir of Zazzau.
• His Royal Highness, the Emir of Fika and Chairman Yobe State Council of Chiefs, Alhaji (Dr). Muhammadu Abali Ibn Muhammadu Idrissa, CON, CFR
• His Highness, Emir of Fune, Alhaji Dr. Saleh Idris Ibn Usman.
• Dr. Suleyman Ndanusa, OON, former Chairman/Director General Securities and Exchange Commission.
• Representative of the Director-General, DSS.
• The Director-General, National Institute for Policy and Strategic Studies, NIPSS, Kuru, Prof. Ayo Omotayo, represented by Dr. Osime Samuel.
• Hon. Justice Muhammad Lawal Uwais, GCON.
• Alh. Ali Adamu Fika, on behalf of the entire late Adamu Fika family.
• Hajiya Amina Mohammed, Deputy Secretary General of the United Nations General Assembly.
• Former African Union Representative to the United Nations, Her Excellency, Dr. Arikana Chihombori-Quao.
• Hajiya Naja’atu Muhammed.
• Prof. Aliyu Shugaba, Vice-Chancellor, University of Maiduguri, Borno State.
• Prof. Bernard Malam Matur, Vice-Chancellor, Plateau State University, Bokos – Nigeria.
• Prof. Aliyu Usman El-Nafaty, OFR, Vice-Chancellor, Gombe State University.
• Prof. Suleiman Bala Mohammed, Vice-Chancellor, Nassarawa State University, Keffi.
• Prof. M.G. Abubakar, Vice-Chancellor, Federal University, Gusau.
• Prof. Abdulkarim Sabo Mohammed, Vice-Chancellor, Federal University, Dutse, Jigawa State.
• Prof. Sagir Adamu Abbas, FMAN, Vice-Chancellor, Bayero University, Kano.
• Prof. John Olu-Coris Aiyedogbon, Ag. Vice-Chancellor, Green Field University, Kaduna.
• Prof. Olufemi A. Peters, Vice-Chancellor, National Open University of Nigeria, (NOUN).
• Prof. Sunday Paul Bako, Vice-Chancellor, Taraba State University, Jalingo.
• Prof. Umar Adam Katsayal, mni, Vice-Chancellor, Federal University of Transportation, Daura, Katsina State.
• Prof. Musa Tukur Yakasai, Vice-Chancellor, Aliko Dangote University of Science and Technology, Wudil Kano State.
• Prof. Muhammad Ibrahim Yakasai, Vice-Chancellor, Sule Lamido University, Kafin Hausa.
• Prof. Umar Pate, Vice-Chancellor, Federal University, Kashere, Gombe State.
• Prof. A.K. Adamu, Vice-Chancellor, Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida University (IBBU) Lapai, Niger State.
• Prof. Shehu Abdulrahman, Vice-Chancellor, Federal University of Lafia.
• Prof. Maimuna Waziri, Vice-Chancellor, Federal University, Gashua.
• Prof. Armaya’u H. Bichi, Vice-Chancellor, Federal University, Dutsin-ma.
• Prof. Abdullahi Ibrahim Musa, Vice-Chancellor, Kaduna State University.
• Usmanu Danfodio University, Sokoto.
• Prof. Tanko Ishaya, FBCS, FNCS, Vice-Chancellor, University of Jos, Jos – Nigeria.
• Prof. Muktar Atiku Kurawa, Vice-Chancellor, Yusuf Maitama Sule University, Kano.
• Prof. S.U. Kunya, FNIOB (DVC Academic) for Vice-Chancellor, Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University, Bauchi State.
• Dr. Isma’ila Ado Funtua, Provost, Isa Kaita College of Education, Dutsinma, Katsina State.
• Dr. Suleiman Umar, Rector, Kaduna Polytechnic.
• Dr. Suleiman Balarabe, Provost, Federal College of Education, Zaria.
• Yakubu A. Ochefu Ph.D, FHSN, FNAL, Provost and Secretary General – Committee of Vice Chancellors of Nigerian Universities.
• Prof. Isa Garba, Academy Provost for Commandant, Nigerian Defence Academy, Kaduna, Kaduna State – Nigeria.
• Dr. Sadi Mohammed Sirajo, Provost/CE, Federal College of Education, Kano.
• Prof. Auwal Kasim, Provost, Air Force Institute of Technology, Kaduna.
• Prof. Suleiman Elias Bogoro, former Executive Secretary, Tertiary Education Trust Fund, (TETFund).
• National President, Ahmadu Bello University, Alumni Association, Malam Adamu Mamman Kontagora, and the entire EXCOS.
• Prof. S.U. Abdullahi, Former Vice-Chancellor, Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria
• Commissioner of Police, Kaduna State
• Prof. Yusuf Ahmed, Chairman/CEO, Nigerian Atomic Energy Commission (NAEC).
• Dr. Yemi Ogunbiyi, Former Managing Director, Daily Times of Nigeria.
• Mr. Chuka Ebere.
• Mr. Ben Amonye.
• Barr. Asuquo Cowan.
• Mr. Dalhatu Aminu.
• Dr. Sani Ibrahim Amin, Former Member, ABU Council.
• Prof. Isiaka Adekunle Amoo, Former Member, ABU Council.
• Alhaji Abubakar Ibrahim Azara, Former Member, ABU Council.
• Dr. Stella Ngozi Anasi, Former Member, ABU Council.
• Rector, Nigerian College of Aviation Technology (NCAT), Zaria.
• Director General, Nigerian Institute of Leather and Science Technology (NILEST), Zaria.
• Director General, National Research Institute for Chemical Technology (NARICT), Zaria.
• Director General, National Institute of Transport Technology (NITT), Zaria.
• Commandant, 11 Field Engineering, Basawa, Zaria.
• Commandant, Nigerian Army School of Legal Studies, Basawa, Zaria.
• Commandant, Nigerian Army Depot, Zaria.
• Commandant, Nigerian Army School of Military Police, Zaria.
• Zonal Commander, Federal Road Safety Corps, Zaria.
• Area Commander, Zaria Police Command.
• Zaria Community and Religious Leaders, and
• Many others too numerous to mention here.

Public Affairs Directorate,
Office of the Vice-Chancellor,
Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria
Thursday, 15th February, 2024

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