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President Muhammadu Buhari has appointed Attah Igala as Chancellor of Federal University, Oye Ekiti, Ekiti State in absentia.

The Attah Igala who is the traditional head of Igala Kingdom, a sixth largest tribe in Nigeria, currently has no one sitting on the throne as the last on the throne, Dr. Idakwo Ameh Oboni II died on 30th August, 2020.

In absentia, President Buhari appointed the Attah Igala alongside other 41 traditional rulers as Chancellors of Federal government’s owned ivory towers.

Meanwhile, the Attah Igala traditional stool race has become a subject of politicking with a high level of subtlety among politicians of Kogi East Senatorial flank.

The situation has degenerated to mischief and an armtwist of the age-long stool that should ordinarily be free of hitches from any quarter.

Meanwhile, in a statement released by the Minister of Education, Malam Adamu Adamu indicated that Buhari appoints 42 traditional rulers as Varsity Chancellors and 27 other individuals as pro-chancellors of some Federal Universities and inter-university centres.

The Minister’s statement which was obtained by CAPITAL POST in Abuja noted that the decision was in line with the establishment of new Universities and also to replace deceased Chancellors.

He said, “Mr. President has, following the establishment of additional Universities, approved the appointment, reassignment of Chancellors to 43 federal universities.

“The exercise is intended to also replace deceased chancellors of some federal universities.

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“As royal fathers, these Chancellors are expected to be the moral compass of the various Universities to which they are assigned.

They have been taken from their kingdoms and primary constituencies to other kingdoms and these appointments are expected to play a role in cementing relationships between communities in the country.”

The list are:

1. Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University, Bauchi

Oba Rufus Adeyemo Adejugbe Aladesanmi III. CON, JP. Ewi of Ado-Ekiti

2. Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria

HM Obi Ofala Nnaemeka Alfred Achebe. Obi of Onitsha

3. Alex Ekwueme University, Ndufu-Alike, Ebonyi State

HRM Oba Aremu Gbadebo. Alake of Egbaland

4. Bayero University, Kano

HM, Oba Ewuare 11, Oba of Benin

5. Federal University, Dutse, Jigawa State

HRM King W.S. Joshua Igburugburu X, CON, Ibenanawei of Bomo Kingdom

6. Federal University Gashua, Yobe

HRM Professor Joseph Chike Edozien. CFR, Asagba of Asaba

7. Federal University, Gusau Zamfara

HRH Engr. Arc. Ezeogo Ewa Elechi. Isu-Oha I of Ohaisu Kingdom

8. Federal University, Lafia, Nasarawa State

HM, Shekarau Angyu, Masa Ibi Kuyon 11, The Uka of Wukari

9. Federal University, Lokoja, Kogi State

HRH Alhaji (Dr.) Mohammadu Abali Ibn Mohammed Idris, CON. The Emir of Fika

10. Federal University, Oye-Ekiti, Ekiti State

The Attah of Igala

11. Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta

HRE Ebidem Ekpo Okon Abasi OTU V. The Obong of Calabar

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12. Federal University of Petroleum Resources, Effurun

HRH, Oba Babatunde Adewale Ajayi, Torungbuwa 11, Akarigho of Remoland

13. Federal University of Technology, Akure

HRH, Alhaji Umar Kabir Umah 11,Emir of Katagum

14. Federal University of Technology, Minna

HRM, Aladetoyinbo Ogunlade Aladelusi, Deji of Akure

15. Federal University, Dutsin-Ma, Katsina

King Dandeson Douglas Jaja jeki. Amanyanabo of Opobo Kingdom

16. Federal University, Wukari, Taraba State

Sir, Alh. (Dr.) Adamu Baba Yunusa. The Ona of Abaji

17. Federal University, Birnin Kebbi

HRM Eze Cletus Ilomuanya. Obi of Obinugwu

18. Federal University, Kashere, Gombe State

HRM, Igwe Ambassador Lawrence Agubuzu, Ogbunechendo, Ezema Olo Kingdom

19. Federal University, Otuoke, Bayelsa

HRH, Justice Sidi Bage Muhammad 1, Emir of Lafia

20. Michael Okpara University of Agricultural Umudike

HRH Alhaji Abubakar Shehu Abubakar III. Emir of Gombe

21. Modibbo Adama University of Technology, Yola

HRM Okuku (Dr.) Uwa Umoh Adiaka III, JP. Paramount Ruler/Ekporikpo of Obot

22. National Open University of Nigeria

HRH Agabaidu Elias Ikoyi Obekpa CON, FCTI, OCH’IDOMA IV.

23. Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka

HRM (Dr.) Da Jacob Gyang Buba Gbong Gwon Jos

24. Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife

HRH, Alhaji (Dr.) Yahaya Abubakar, CFR. The Etsu Nupe

25. University of Abuja, Gwagwalada

HRH, Dr. Rilwan Suleiman Adamu CFR, FNIOB, EMIR OF BAUCHI

26. University of Agriculture, Makurdi

Alhaji Ibrahim Sulu Gambari, CFR. The Emir of Ilorin

27. University of Benin

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HRM Prof. James Ortese Iorzua Ayatse, The Tor of Tiv

28. University of Calabar

HRH, Alhaji Aminu Ado Bayero, Emir of Kano

29. University of Ibadan

HE Alhaji Muhammadu Sa’ad Abubakar III, CFR, mni. Sultan of Sokoto

30. University of Ilorin

HRH, Alhaji (Dr.) AbdulMumini Kabir Usman, CFR. Emir of Katsina

31. University of Jos

HRH, Alhaji Ahmed Nuhu Bamalli, Emir of Zazzau

32. University of Lagos

Alhaji (Dr.) Abubakar Ibn Umar Garbai El-Kanemi. The Shehu of Borno

33. University of Maiduguri

HRM, Oba (Dr.)Lamidi Olayiwola Adeyemi III, JP, CFR, LLD. Alafin of Oyo

34. University of Nigeria, Nsukka

HRM, Oba Adeyeye Enitan Babatunde Ogunwusi, Ojaja II. The Ooni of Ife

35. University of Port-Harcourt

HRH, Muhammadu Ilyasu Bashar. Emir of Gwandu

36. University of Uyo

HRH Alhaji (Dr.) Adamu Abubakar Maje, CON. The Emir of Hadejia

37. Usamanu Danfodiyo University

Alayeluwa Oba (Dr.) Rilwanu Babatunde Osuolale Aremu Akiolu I, CFR,mni. Oba of Lagos

38. University of Health Sciences

HRH. Alhaji Attahiru Mohammed Ahmed (CON), Emir of Zamfara

39. Nigerian Army University, Biu

HRM, Maj-Gen Felix Mujakpe (retd.), CFR, mni, Orodje of Okpe Kingdom

40. Nigerian Maritime University Okerenkoko, Delta State

HRM King Alfred Papapereye Diete – Spiff, OFR, The Amanyanabo of Twon Brass

41. Federal University of Agriculture, Zuru

Eze Dr. Eberechi N. Dick JP, Eze Udo 1 of Mgboko Ngwa, Amaiz

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