Most Recent News

FUL Congregation Elects Representatives to the Governing Council, and the Search Team for Selection of a New Vice-Chancellor


Members of the Congregation, Federal University Lokoja (FUL) have elected their Representatives to the 3rd Governing Council of the University at the 4th Congregation Meeting which took place on Wednesday, 9th September, 2020 at the University Auditorium, Adankolo Campus.

The two (2) Members of Staff (one each from the Academic and Non-Academic) who emerged at the election that was keenly contested were Dr. Tajudeen Oladele Ahmed, Department of Physics and Mr. Atabo Benjamin Ocholi, Bursary Department. While Dr. Tajudeen Oladele Ahmed was re-elected for the second time having completed his first tenure with the 2nd Governing Council, Mr. Atabo Benjamin Ocholi, on the other hand, was elected for the first time. Both of them will represent the Congregation as Internal Members of the 3rd Governing Council of Federal University Lokoja.

In her opening remarks, the Vice-Chancellor, Professor Angela Freeman Miri who presided over the meeting as the Chairperson of Congregation, reiterated the composition of the Congregation as stipulated in the University Establishment Act 2015, which consists of all the Principal Officers, full time Members of the Academic Staff and every Member of the Administrative and Technical Staff who holds a Degree of any University recognized by the Vice-Chancellor, not being an Honorary Degree.

The Meeting began with the Registrar and Secretary of the Congregation, Mr. Suleman Usman Obansa calling for the selection of Members of the Communique Drafting Committee. Also, Members of the Electoral College were unanimously selected, headed by Mr. Shamaki Nuhu, a Deputy Registrar and Secretary, School of Postgraduate Studies of the University.

Similarly, two (2) Members of the Congregation were elected into the Council’s Search Team for the appointment of a new Vice-Chancellor for the University according to the Universities (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act No. 11 of 1993 as Amended. They are Professor Abdullahi Emmanuel Bala, Dean, Faculty of Science and Mrs Omoayena Duro-Bello, Deputy Registrar and Academic Secretary respectively.

The election of the two Members of Congregation into the Search Team became necessary following Council’s approval of the commencement of the Selection Process for a new Vice-Chancellor which has commenced with the advertisement placed in two (2) National Dailies (Daily Trust of Friday, 4th September, 2020 and Daily Sun of Thursday, 3rd and Friday 4th September, 2020), as the Five-Year Tenure of the current Vice-Chancellor will end in February, 2021.

The Vice-Chancellor congratulated those elected and wished them success in their new assignments. She equally charged them to work for the progress of the University, stressing that the tasks before them were very critical to the development of the University. Professor Miri thanked Members and everyone that worked for the peaceful conduct of the elections.
>> View more pictures of the event here