Just barely 24 hours after he was appointed by the Kaduna State Government into the Board of Kaduna Investment Promotion Agency (KADIPA), the just dethroned Emir of Kano, Lamido Sanusi has been appointed the Chancellor of the Kaduna State University (KASU).
This was disclosed in a statement, which was released by the Governor El-Rulfai’s Special Adviser on Media and Communications, Mr Muyiwa Adekeye. In the statement, the Governor’s media aide said that the dethroned Emir succeeded the pioneer Chancellor of Kaduna State University, his highness, Malam Tagwal Sambo, the Chief of Moro’a in Southern Kaduna.
The statement released by the Governor’s Aide said, “The Kaduna State Government has named His Highness, Muhammadu Sanusi II as the Chancellor of the Kaduna State University, barely 24 hours after he was made the Vice Chairman of Kaduna State Investment and Promotion Agency.
“Sanusi II succeeds the pioneer Chancellor, His Highness, Malam Tagwai Sambo, the Chief of Moro’a, who was appointed to the role in 2005’.
“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 amerging centre of learning on the national and global level’.
“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 Governor El-Rufai has conveyed the profound appreciation of the government of HH Malam Tagwai Sambo for the long years of distinguished service to KASU and the state’.
“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 KADIP.”
Sanusi was commended for demonstrating very strong commitment towards education in his public life. The former CBN Governor has been very critical of the North and its leaders about their apathy towards education.