Emir of Kano installed as 6th Chancellor of UNICAL

Installation of The Emir of Kano, Alhaji Ado Bayero as the 6th Chancellor of UNICAL


The Emir of Kano, Aminu Ado Bayero, has been installed as the 6th Chancellor of the University of Calabar (UNICAL).

The Emir was installed in a colourful ceremony held at the University’s International Conference Center on Thursday in Calabar.

Alhaji Ado Bayero in his remarks after his investiture, pledged to work with the management for its growth and development.

“I will engage the Federal Government to look into the accommodation problem of staff and students of the University”

“We will work hard to ensure that the University of Calabar is giving the pride of place as a first choice destination”

“We are building friendly bridges and promised that he will bring his experience to bear in the discharge of his duties”, he said.

Prof. Florence Obi, Vice Chancellor of the University of Calabar, who performed the investiture ceremony, described him as a “gentleman full of humility and honour”.

“I, Prof. Obi, VC of UNICAL, do hereby formally install our worthy and well-beloved Alhaji Aminu Ado Bayero, Emir of Kano, as the 6th Chancellor of the University of Calabar. I humbly pledge to you the loyalty and support of the entire university.

“With your installation as Chancellor, you are now to preside over the 35th and subsequent convocation ceremonies in accordance with section 4 (1) of the University of Calabar Act 1979,” she said.

While President Muhammadu Buhari, who was represented by his Chief of Staff, Prof. Ibrahim Gambari, presented the instrument of Office to the 6th Chancellor.

“I, President Muhammadu Buhari, hereby in accordance with the powers conferred on me as the visitor to the university, re-affirm the Emir of Kano as the 6th Chancellor of the University of Calabar.

”I heartily congratulate you on your appointment as 6th Chancellor of the University of Calabar. I trust that you, as Chancellor, will faithfully and diligently carry out the duties of your office in the University of Calabar,” he said.

Earlier the Kano State governor Abdulahi Ganduje said the appointment of the Emir of Kano as the 6th Chancellor of the University of Calabar has proven that his administration took the right decision by installing him as the Emir of Kano.

Ganduje commended the University of Calabar and the Federal Government for the honour given to the people of Kano State.


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