Abuja - President Goodluck Jonathan has approved the composition and appointments of the chairmen and members of the governing councils for some federal universities, a statement said.
The statement was issued by the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Anyim Pius Anyim, in Abuja on Wednesday.
The statement said the council of Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University, Bauchi, had Malam Yahaya Mahamood as Chairman, while Hajia Hauwa Bukar, Isa Tafida Mafindi, Mark Odua, and Chinweokwu Anyamene-Okeke were members.
It said Mohammed Dewu would chair the Governing Council of Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, while Mike Okiro, Moremi Soyinka-Onijala, Suleiman Lawal Kauru, and Tony Onyima would serve as members.
Bayero University, Kano, has Adamu Muazu as the Chairman, while the members are Fatima Rasaki, Josephine Okpoko, Yakubu Kwari, and Ahmad Abubakar.
The Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta, has Sen. Ogunseye Ogunlewe as the Chairman, and the members are Chief Kayode Akindele, Ghali Na’abba, Prof. Femi Otunbanjo, and Abba Dasuki
The statement also said that the Federal University of Agriculture, Makurdi, council would be chaired by Chief Chike Udenze, while Pivlumon Aminde, Princess Ethel Eweka, retired Rear Adm. Peter Ebeleme and Abdul-Mujib Mumuni were members.
The Federal University of Technology, Akure has Alhaji Yarima Abdullahi as Chairman of council, while Chief Joel Madaki, Lukman Erogbogbo, Mr Jelani Mohammed Yauri, and Benjamin Chijioke Nnaji are members.
The Governing Council of Federal University of Technology, Minna, has Prof. Ahmed Alkali as Chairman and Dr Godfrey Imoagene, Ahmed Tahir, Alhaji Abubakar Ibrahim Umar, and Prof. Taoheed Adedoja as members.
The Federal University of Technology, Owerri, has Dr Emmanuel Enemuo as the Chairman of council, while Pastor Godwin Akpovie, Bright Nebedun, Gen. T. Hananiya, and Amb. C.C. Agubuzo are members.
The Federal University of Technology, Yola, council will be chaired by Sanusi Munguno, while Dr Adewunmi Williams, Dr Kaleel Ahamad, Sen. Abubakar Sodangi, and Princess Taibat Adeyemi-Agaba are members
Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka, has retired AVM Larry Koiyan as Chairman of council, while Mr John Nwodo, Mr J. M. Aseh, Buhari Bala, and Sen. Fidelis Okoro are members.
University of Abuja Governing Council is to be chaired by Dr Samuel Ogbemudia, while Alhaji Mahe Dange, Prof. O. Adegbulube, Aisha Mamuda, and Prof. Ediga Agbo will serve as members.
University of Calabar Governing Council is to be chaired by Chief Emmanuel Iwuanyanwu, while Dr Phillips Salawu, Sulieman Nakowa, Bassey Ebir Asuquo, and Chief Mohammed Iluoeju are members.
The University of Ibadan has retired Maj.-Gen. Adeyinka Adebayo as Chairman of council, while Mr Lawrence Ekpebu, Sen. Jubril Doguwa, Mr Samuel Nwatu, and Dr Anthony Mba are members.
University of Jos Governing Council has Chief Don Etiebet as Chairman, while Mr Tunde Akogun, Anthony Sani, Alhaji Adamu Jamfala, and Mrs Uju Uzoka are members.
University of Maiduguri has Kashim Imam as the Chairman of council, while Paul Attah, Gloria Frazer, Adamu Waziri, and Innocent Okparadike are members.
University of Port Harcourt Governing Council will be chaired by Gesi Asamowei, with Joyce Bozimo, Mohammed Iyimoga, Dr Nelson Olaniyi, and Mr Okey Ajunwa as members.
Usman Dan Fodio University, Sokoto, has George Oshiaphaghor as Chairman of council, while Hon. Patience Ogodo, Alhaji Yusuf Yabo, Kashim Mahmud, and Alhaji Bello Sokoto will serve as members.
University of Nigeria, Nsukka, has Prof. Emeka Enejere as the Chairman of council, while Alhaji Salisu Buhari, Chador Labar, Harison Onwu, and Chief Akin Taiwo are members.
University of Ilorin has Prof. Chukwuma Okonjo as the Chairman of council, while Prince Felix Akande, Dr Abdulrasheed Salam, Dr. S. Ogbere and Dr Bayo Aluko-Olokun are members.
University of Uyo council is to be chaired by Prof. Kimse Okoko, while Gen. John Gbor, Alhaji Aliyu Kaulaha, Isiah Abiola, and Rev. Grace Ekanem are members.
Federal University of Petroleum Resources, Effurun, Delta, has Sen. Barigha Amange as Chairman of council, while Dr Ngozi Iheduru, Adamu Dari, Sen. Victor Isa-Oyofo, and Dr Anthony Eze are members
The statement said each council would include the vice-chancellor, deputy vice-chancellor, one person from the Federal Ministry of Education and four persons appointed by the University Senate.
According to the statement, the date for the formal inauguration of the boards will be announced in due course by the Minister of Education.