Greenfield appoints Emir of Zazzau as Chancellor
One year after terrorists kidnapped many of its students and killed five of them in captivity, Greenfield University, Kaduna State, has appointed the Emir of Zazzau in Kaduna, Ahmed Bamalli, as its pioneer Chancellor.
The appointment came as part of the institution’s preparation for its maiden graduation next year.
Management of the university led by the founder and Pro-Chancellor, Simon Nwakacha, presented the appointment letter to the monarch, yesterday, at his palace in Zaria.
Accepting the appointment, Bamalli called for the establishment of more universities in the country, to meet the demand for quality education.
Speaking on last year’s attack on the university, the monarch lamented the state of insecurity in the country.
“I commiserate with the founder and management of the university over last year’s incident, which was really disheartening. We pray to Allah to protect us all from these happenings.
“This is not the same country we used to know, which was very peaceful and safe for people,” he stated.
While expressing appreciation to Greenfield University’s founder and management for finding him worthy of appointment as their pioneer chancellor, the Emir expressed delight that the school has four times grown student population.
He added: “This is remarkable and an indication that there is a lot to be done. We need more universities in Nigeria than what we have at the moment and I can say proudly that, being a private university in Kaduna, you have got a good location considering the cost of living and transportation that are very high in other climes.”