I congratulate Professor Maimuna Waziri on her appointment as the third Vice Chancellor of the Federal University, Gashua, Yobe State.
I also congratulate the Governing Council of the University for arriving at the appointment without rancour under the guidance of due process and best university tradition.
With the appointment of Professor Waziri, the Governing Council has sustained the steady sail of Federal University, Gushau towards becoming a true citadel of learning and research.
Professor Waziri has served with merit in three universities, including the Federal University, Gashua where she was the Deputy Vice Chancellor until this new appointment.
Her credentials thus amply recommend her for this appointment and underscore the popular expectation that she will discharge the onerous tasks of the office with distinction.
Professor Waziri’s attainments in academics and leadership are an inspiration to women in the North and other parts of Nigeria who have dreams of distinguishing themselves in their professions and of making remarkable contributions to national development.
I urge her to continue to be exemplary by bringing her vast administrative and academic experience to bear in working with the Management and Staff to take her University to higher academic rankings.
Once again, I congratulate Professor Waziri and wish her a successful tenure.
Ahmad Ibrahim Lawan PhD, CON
President of the Senate,
Federal Republic of Nigeria.