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Our History and Traditions

Establishment of Federal University Lokoja (FUL)

The Federal University Lokoja was established along with eight (8) other new Federal universities on the 16th of February 2011 following a pronouncement by former President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan. The aim was not only to accelerate equitable access to higher education in Nigeria but also to build institutions that can support Nigeria’s drive for rapid development through the availability of quality manpower and a knowledge base to drive competitiveness.

Soon afterwards, the pioneer Vice-Chancellor and Registrar in the persons of Professor Abdulmumini Hassan Rafindadi and Mrs. Habiba Anavoza Adeiza were appointed respectively. The current and third Vice-Chancellor of the University is Professor Olayemi Akinwumi, a historian and astute scholar of international repute who assumed office on 15th February 2021, while the current Registrar is Dr. (Mrs) Rebecca Aimiohu Okojie - a seasoned administrator.

The University is situated in Lokoja, the capital and confluence city of Kogi State, Nigeria (where the two (2) great rivers Niger and Benue meet) in the North Central political zone. Lokoja is a city drenched in history being the first settlement of the British in Nigeria.

FUL operates two campuses with the main campus (Permanent Site) located along Lokoja-Okene expressway, Felele, Lokoja; while the College of Health Sciences (Adankolo Campus) is located behind the Kogi State Specialist Hospital, Lokoja, Kogi State, Nigeria. The University's Liaison Office is located at No. 20 Mamman Kotangora Crescent, Katampe, Abuja (Federal Capital Territory of Nigeria).

The motto of the University is Sic itur ad astra (Latin phrase); which means The Sky is the Limit. 

The University started with only two (2) Faculties and eleven Departments/Programmes in the 2012/2013 academic session and grew to about five (5) Faculties; with additional Colleges, Institutes, Schools, and several Directorates. The pioneer programmes offered by the University during the 2012/2013 academic session are as follows:


  1. English Language and Literary Studies
  2. History and International Studies
  3. Economics
  4. Political Science
  5. Geography    


  1. Biological Science                    
  2. Chemistry                                
  3. Mathematics                            
  4. Computer Science                    
  5. Physics 
  6. Geology        

The Faculties, Departments, and Programmes in the University are as follows:

Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences

  1. Department of English and Literary Studies
    B.A. (Hons) English
    B.A. (Hons) English Literary Studies
    B.A. (Hons) Theatre and Performing Arts
  2. Department of History and International Studies
    B.A. (Hons) History
  3. Department of Political Science
    B.Sc. (Hons) Political Science
  4. Department of Economics
    B.Sc. (Hons) Economics
  5. Department of Geography
    B.Sc. (Hons) Geography



Faculty of Science

  1. Department of Biological Sciences
    B.Sc. (Hons) Biology
    B.Sc. (Hons) Botany
    B.Sc. (Hons) Zoology
    B.Sc. (Hons) Microbiology
  2. Department of Chemistry
    B.Sc. (Hons) Chemistry
  3. Department of Physics
    B.Sc. (Hons) Physics
  4. Department of Geology
    B.Sc. (Hons) Geology
  5. Department of Geography
    B.Sc. (Hons) Geography
  6. Department of Computer Science
    B.Sc. (Hons) Computer Science
  7. Department of Mathematics
    B.Sc. (Hons) Mathematics

For the full list of the current Faculties, Departments, Programmes and General Admission Requirements, click here

Past and Current Administrations:

S/N Name Position Duration Photograph 
1. His Royal Highness Alhaji (Dr.) Muhammadu Abali Ibn Muhammadu Idriss CFR, the Emir of Fika and Chairman, Yobe State Council of Chiefs and Emirs Chancellor 2015-to date


S/N Name Position Duration Photograph 

Chief Hon. Innocent Ugo Chima, OON

First Pro-Chancellor & Council Chairman


Emeritus Prof. Nimi Dimkpa Briggs (Deceased)

Second Pro-Chancellor & Council Chairman


Senator Chris Iheanyichukwu Adighije PhD

Third Pro-Chancellor & Council Chairman



S/N Name Position Duration Photograph 
1. Prof. Abdulmumini Hassan Rafindadi Pioneer Vice-Chancellor 2011-2016
2. Prof. Angela Freeman Miri Second Vice-Chancellor 2016-2021

3. Prof. Olayemi Durotimi Akimwumi Third and Current Vice-Chancellor 2021-to date


S/N Name Position Duration Photograph 
1. Prof. Makanjuola Olayemisi Osagbemi Pioneer Deputy Vice-Chancellor 2016-2020
2. Prof. Mohammed Suleiman Audu Second and Current Vice-Chancellor (Academic 2021-to date

3. Prof. Abdullahi Emmanuel Bala First and Current Vice-Chancellor (Administration) 2021-to date


S/N Name Position Duration Photograph 
1. Mrs. Habiba Anavoza Adeiza Pioneer Registrar 2011-2017  Adeiza A. Habiba
2. Adm. Usman Suleman Obansa Second Registrar 2017-2022

3. Dr. (Mrs.) Rebecca Aimiohu Okojie Third and Current Registrar 2022-to date


S/N Name Position Duration Photograph 

Dr. Kareem Adekunle Sanusi

Pioneer University Librarian 2011-2015

Dr. Ezra Shiloba Gbaje

Second University Librarian 2015-2020

3. Dr. (Mrs.) Sarah Dauda Yani Third and Current University Librarian 2020-to date


S/N Name Position Duration Photograph 

Mr. Ola Samuel Ariyo (Deceased)

First Chief Accountant 2011-2012

Mr. Alhassan Sheikh Ibrahim

Pioneer Bursar 2015-2020

3. Mr. Sule John Shilo Second and Current Bursar 2020-to date