Kaduna State Governor, Mallam Nasir El-Rufai, has appointed the dethroned Emir of Kano, Lamido Sanusi, as the chancellor of the Kaduna State University, on Wednesday, March 11, 2020.
This development came less than 24 hours after the Governor appointed Sanusi into the board of its investment promotion agency.
In a statement released by El-Rufai’s Special Adviser on Media and Communication, Muyiwa Adekeye, said the dethroned Emir succeeded the pioneer Chancellor of KASU, His Highness, Malam Tagwai Sambo, the Chief of Moro’a in Southern Kaduna.
The statement stated further that the appointment was based on the fact that in public life, His Highness has demonstrated a strong commitment to education.
Kaduna State Government has no doubt that as Chancellor, 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 appointment of the new chancellor comes at an exciting moment for KASU, which is transiting to a multi campus structure with presence across 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 KADIPA.