By Samson Yaki

Professor Kabiru Bala has taken over the leadership of Ahmadu Bello University Zaria as Vice Chancellor with the mandate to restore the University of its former glory.

Professor Bala, who took over the mantle of leadership of the institution recently Vows to periodically review the institution’s curricular, functional academic brief and the restoration of master plan for the development of the university.

“We need to do a lot to catch up with the global trend. ABU had never had an academic brief. The last time we had master plan was in 1982 during the tenure of Professor Ango Abdullahi.

“We have to raise these questions because of ABU’s strategic position.

“Unfortunately, we are now in an academic and intellectual environment where we don’t want to ask questions for fear that we may be tagged as the enemy of the system. All we have now all over is mediocrity.

“When last did we have our discourse as a university?

“I could vividly remember when government would always rush to ABU to collect the analyses and recommendations after every public discourse organized by the then academics like Dr. Yusuf Bala Usman of blessed memory.”

The new Vice Chancellor also promised to revive the committee system in order to ensure the smooth running of the university.

He said people looked up to ABU to solve their problems as the institution proffered solution in the past to challenges faced in agriculture, security and many other sensitive issues of which the university must stand up to its responsibilities.

The Vice-Chancellor expressed gratitude to his predecessor, Prof Ibrahim Garba, whose tenure terminated on 30th April 2020, for all the good work he did for Ahmadu Bello University, and prayed to God to reward him abundantly and help him in his future endeavours.

In his remark, Professor Ameh said Bala’s vast knowledge of the university would assist him in executing the task of running the affairs of ABU.

Professor Bala was appointed VC at the university’s 189th special Governing Council meeting that took place on January 22, 2020 after emerging as the overall best in the selection interview conducted by the council.

A professor of construction management, Bala has served as HOD, Dean, Director and Deputy Vice Chancellor (Administration) before his present appointment.

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