By Daniel Ayantoye
The Kwara State Governor, AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq, has confirmed the appointment of Prof. Muhammed Mustapha Akanbi (SAN) of the Faculty of Law, University of Ilorin, as the new Vice Chancellor of the State’s University (KWASU).
The Unilorin Don is also son of the former pioneer Chairman, Independent Corrupt Practices Commission (ICPC), late Justice Mustapha Akanbi.
Professor Akanbi, who is now the 2nd Vice Chancellor of the University, succeeds Professor Abdulrasheed Na’Allah, who after his two-term tenure as the pioneer VC was appointed the Vice Chancellor of University of Abuja.
Announcing the appointment of the new KWASU VC on Wednesday, 1st April, 2020, in statement by the Honorable Commissioner for Tertiary Education, Science and Technology, Hajiya Saadatu Modibbo Kawu, stated that the appointment was in line with the recommendation of University’s Governing Council.
The statement reads “The Kwara State Governor, His Excellency, Mallam AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq, has accepted the recommendation of the Governing Council of the Kwara State University, Malete, with regards to the appointment of Vice Chancellor.
“Consequently, on behalf of His Excellency, I hereby announce the immediate appointment of Prof. Mohammed Mustapha Akanbi SAN, as the new Vice Chancellor of the Kwara State University, Malete.
“I am similarly conveying His Excellency’s approval of the appointment to the Governing Council of the University, today, Wednesday, the 1st day of April 2020.”