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JUST IN: el-Rufai names deposed Sanusi Chancellor of Kaduna varsity

Barely 10 hours after he gave him Vice Chairman of Kaduna Investment Promotion Agency (KADIPA), Governor Nasir el-Rufai has, again, named the deposed Emir of Kano, Muhammadu Sanusi II as the Chancellor of the Kaduna State University (KASU).

A statement from Sir Kashim Ibrahim House, which announced the new appointment, on Wednesday, said that Sanusi II succeeds the pioneer Chancellor, His Highness, Malam Tagwai Sambo, the Chief of Moro’a, who was appointed to the role in 2005.

The statement which was signed by Special Adviser on Media and Communication, Mr. Muyiwa Adekeye said: “In public life, His Highness has demonstrated a strong commitment to education.

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 “Kaduna State Government has no doubt that as Chancellor, His Highness Muhammadu Sanusi, would provide symbolic and substantive leadership in raising the profile of KASU as an emerging centre of learning on the national and global level.’’

The Special Adviser pointed out that the ‘’appointment of the new chancellor comes at an exciting moment for KASU which is transiting to a multicampus structure with presence across the state.’’

The statement further said that Governor el-Rufai has conveyed the profound appreciation of the government to HH Malam Tagwai Sambo for the long years of distinguished service to KASU and the state.

According to the statement: “Malam Nasir El-Rufai welcomes with gratitude the consent of His Highness Muhammadu Sanusi to serve as Chancellor of KASU and as Vice-Chairman of the board of KADIPA.

“The Kaduna State Government is grateful that HH Muhammadu Sanusi II continues to support and assist the realisation of the governance objectives of the Kaduna State Government.’’