The Vice-Chancellor of the University of Ilorin, Prof. Sulyman AbdulKareem, has been appointed acting Chairman of the Committee of Vice-Chancellors of Federal universities in Nigeria.
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A statement by the Director of Corporate Affairs, University of Ilorin, Mr. Kunle Akogun, said the Abdulkareem’s appointment was contained in a letter written to him by the Secretary-General of the Committee, Prof. Yakubu Ochefu.
The letter, dated February 17, 2021, reads in part, “I write to most respectfully request the honour to have you serve as the acting Chairman of Committee of Vice-Chancellors of Nigerian Federal Universities.
“Given your seniority in the rank of Vice-Chancellors of Federal Universities and your good financial standing in terms of subscription to the CVC, we most respectively invite you to act as Chairman pending when an election will be held to appoint a substantive Chairman.”
The appointment of AbdulKareem, followed the expiration of the tenure of the former acting Chairman, Prof. Angela Miri, on February 13, 2021.
In his acceptance letter, Abdulkareem expressed the hope that his tenure would be of immense benefit to all members of the CVC, the Nigerian Universities and the nation at large.