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Varsity registrars elect Abubakar Mamuda, seven others as national executives


Federal University, Lafia

The Association of Registrars of Nigerian Universities (ARNU) has elected the Registrar of the Federal University, Lafia, Nassarawa State, Dr. Abubakar Mamuda, as its chairman and seven others as national executives for a period of two years.

The body elected the new officers during its 15th annual business retreat held recently.


Other elected executives are Vice Chairman, Mr. Aminu Bello Mohammed, Kano University of Science and Technology, Wudil; Secretary General, Dr. Bola Adekola, Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta; Assistant Secretary General, Halima Bala-Mohammed, Modibo Adama University of Technology, Yola; Treasurer, Dr. Alfred Mulade, Nigerian Maritime University, Okerenkoko; Public Relations Officer, Mr. Olukayode Akindele, Redeemer’s University, Ede; Welfare Officer, Mrs. Bibian Nwokwu, Ebonyi State University, Abakaliki; and the immediate past Chairman/ Ex- Officio, Mr. John Nnabuihe, Federal University of Technology, Owerri.

Mamuda was a former Senior Adviser on Poverty Alleviation to Bauchi State Governor between 2006 and 2009. He holds a Doctor of Philosophy degree in Political Economy and Development Studies from the University of Abuja.

As a consummate administrator, he attended the University of Salford, Manchester, where he bagged a Master of Science in Human Resources and Development.


In addition to his experience that covers various aspects of the registry spanning over 27 years, he has served as the interim chairman of the Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Universities (SSANU, the University of Abuja Branch between 2015 and 2016. 

At the event, the new Chairman thanked past executives led by Nnabuihe and pledged on behalf of the newly elected officials to raise the bar of the association. 

Mamuda promised to take the new assignment with the utmost sense of responsibility. 

Earlier, Executive Secretary, National Universities Commission (NUC) Prof. Abubakar Rasheed, led three other eminent scholars, including Dr. Idris O. Jibrin, former Registrar, Federal University, Lafia; Prof. Attahiru M. Jega, former chairman, Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), and Prof. Peter Okebukola, former NUC boss, to address participants.


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