By Waziri Isa Adam

In a well-deserved recognition of his academic excellence and leadership, President Bola Ahmed Tinubu has appointed Professor Adamu Ahmed, a distinguished scholar of urban and regional planning, as the Pro-Chancellor and Chairman of the Governing Council of the Federal University of Education, Kano.

Professor Ahmed, a prolific academic and administrator, has spent over three decades at Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, where he has taught, mentored, and inspired generations of students. His academic journey began at ABU, where he earned his first, second, and PhD degrees, laying the foundation for his remarkable career.

Throughout his illustrious career, Professor Ahmed has held various leadership positions, including Head of Urban and Regional Planning, Deputy Director of ABU Consultancy Services, and Director of the Directorate of University Advancement. His achievements in these roles have been marked by unparalleled success, including attracting grants and elevating the university’s reputation.

His expertise extends beyond the academic sphere, having served as Commissioner of Lands and Survey in Bauchi State, in the first term of the incumbent Governor, Alhaji Bala Mohammed, a position he held with distinction for two years. Professor Ahmed’s contributions to urban and regional planning are recognized globally, with involvement in numerous local and international initiatives.

This appointment is a testament to Professor Ahmed’s stature as an icon of international repute, and his dedication to education and leadership. As Pro-Chancellor, he is poised to bring his vast experience and expertise to bear, guiding the Federal University of Education, Kano, towards excellence.

The renowned Professor has also served as Member, Committee on the implementation of White Paper Reports to the University of Maiduguri, FUT Yola and ATBU Bauchi (2007); Member, Presidential Visitation Panel to Federal University of Petroleum Resources, Effurum (2012) and Member, Federal Government Needs Assessment Team to University of Ibadan, OAU and Osun State University (2012).

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