• Prof Maiturare Thanks Emirs of Minna, Lapai and District Head of Paiko, Says, Dates For Coronation Not Yet Decided

The Emir of Minna, His Royal Highness Alhaji (Dr) Umar Faruq Bahago has appointed the former Vice Chancellor of Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida University, Lapai, Professor Mohammed Nasiru Maiturare, as the Wakilin Makaranta (Representative of Education) of Minna, as the Emir of Lapai, Alhaji Umar Tafida Bago lll and the District Head of Paiko Alhaji Mansur Baba Mustapha, both appointed him Dan Masani (Most Learned) of their respective Traditional Institutions.
The three royal appointments are in recognition of the outstanding achievements of the former Vice Chancellor in championing the course of knowledge while he was the VC of the State University.
Reacting to the three unprecedented appointments, Prof. Muhammad Nasiru Maiturare, thanks the Emirs of Minna and Lapai, and the District Head of Paiko for bestowing the historic titles on him, even as he knows he had not done enough for the people of the state and the three kingdoms to deserve such awesome and wonderful honors.
He said, even though as a patriotic son of the State, who has dedicated his entire life for the service of his creator, his State and the people, the titles conferred on him will spur him to try to do more in the State and for the people, especially in the area of promoting education, to justify the confidence reposed in him.
“I must confess that am highly honored by this top and amazing appointment in the traditional institutions of my State. I only pray that the Almighty Allah will preserve our lives and bless us with good health to contribute our quota in the development of the State and our kingdoms.”
Palace Monitor’s request to know from the Former Vice Chancellor, when these expected colorful coronations will take place, he simply said, “as soon as arrangements were concluded.”
Professor Muhammad Nasiru Maiturare was born on June 16, 1963, in Paiko, Paikoro Local Government Area, of Niger State, North-Central Nigeria.
He had his post-primary education at Government College, Bida, where he got his West African School Certificate in 1980. He attended Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, where he obtained B.Sc. Actuarial Science in 1985, M.B.A., in 1989, and Ph.D. in Business Administration in 2001.
Professor Muhammad Nasirudeen Maiturare became an accomplished scholar of his generation as a result of the intelligence, commitment, and discipline he has brought to bear in all his endeavours in both the academia and public service.
He started his career at Ministry of Finance, Akure, Ondo State, under the National Youth Service Scheme between 1985 and 1986. He worked as a lecturer at Federal Polytechnic, Bida, from 1986 to 1987. He joined the service of Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, in 1987. Over the years he has taught several courses at undergraduate, Masters, and Ph.D. levels. He has also successfully supervised many ground breaking undergraduate, Masters, and Ph.D. dissertations/theses. He worked briefly at the National Pension Commission during his Sabbatical leave between January and December 2013.
By the dint of hardwork, meeting engaging academic challenges and unparalleled commitments to intellectual excellence, he attained the zenith of his academic career with his promotion to the rank of Profess or of Business Administration, ABU, Zaria, in 2010. Professor Muhammad Nasirudeen Maiturare, an epitome of integrity and quintessential intellectual, combines a rare academic capability with administrative expertise.
This is evident in the many esteemed and sensitive administrative positions he has been given over the years in his academic life and he has discharged the duties with fortitude and uncommon successes.
He has made several contributions to his local government, state, and the nation. He is a Member, Technical Committee on the CBN Collaborative Postgraduate Programmes in Accounting, Banking & Finance and Economics, (2007 to date); Member, Economic and Social Advisory Council of Niger State (ESACON) (2008 to date); Member, Implementation Committee on the Integration of Non-Formal/Moral Education with Western Education School System in Niger state (2010 to date).
Professor Muhammad Nasirudeen Maiturare puts integrity and hard work first, for which the academic environment provides a fertile ground. This is why in the middle an unblemished meritorious service of many years at ABU, Zaria, he was appointed the fourth Vice-Chancellor of the fast growing Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida University, Lapai.
No wonder he was found Worthy of the highly respected titles of Wakilin Makaranta and Dan Masani of the revered kingdoms.

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