The Emir of Anka in Zamfara, Attahiru Ahmad, on Tuesday received his certificate of appointment as the Chancellor of the Federal University of Petroleum Resources in Effrun in Warri, Delta.

The Emir received the certificate at his palace in Anka from the Vice-Chancellor of the University, Prof. Akaehomen Akii Ibhadode.

Speaking at the occasion, Ibhadode said: ” we are here in Anka to present the certificate of appointment as chancellor of our great university following your appointment by the Federal Government few months ago”.

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”We are happy to have you as chancellor considering your position as emir of one of the historic and respected emirate in the country.

”The Federal Government considered your capacity and ability in line with your academic records in both Islamic and Western education and your commitments towards the development of education in Nigeria.”

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The vice-chancellor appealed to the chancellor to use his experience and influences as traditional ruler to contribute to the development of the university.

He commended the people of Anka Town and Anka Emirate Council for the warm welcome given him.

Responding, Ahmad thanked the Federal Government for the appointment and opportunity to serve in that capacity.

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The emir promised to work with the management of the university to bring positive changes and improve the standard to join the best 500 universities in the world.

Ahmad also appealed to the vice chancellor and the entire management, staff and students of the university to give him their maximum cooperation for him to discharge his duties.