Emir of Katsina, Alhaji Abdulmumini Usman, has been appointed as the new Chancellor of the University of Ilorin by President Muhammadu Buhari, who is also the Visitor to the university.
The revered monarch, who is also the 50th Emir of Katsina, takes over from the Dean of Agbor Kingdom, Dr Benjamin Ikenchukwu barely few weeks to the university’s 40th anniversary ceremony.
According to the Emir in a message sent to the University, with a copy made available to our correspondent in Ilorin , “My appointment as Chancellor of the University of Ilorin came to me as a surprise. I didn’t receive any letter. I just heard it on radio and television news.”
The monarch added: “But then, I was so elated and very happy indeed because Ilorin is my home. Both the Emir of Ilorin and the Governor of Kwara State are my intimate friends. So, I was so happy that I have become the Chancellor of this University.
“And I have been hearing from people is that the University of Ilorin is one of the best universities in the country. So, the appointment is really a source of elation to me. I am really happy and insha Allah I will do my best to see that I take the university to even greater heights.
“The sky is our limit and by the help of the Emir of Ilorin and the state governor, I think I will find things very easy.”

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