Professor Abdulrasheed Na’Allah has been tipped to transform thr University of Abuja following his recent appointment as the Vice Chancellor of the institution.
Part of the statement reads; “The University of Ilorin is not surprised by the rising profile of Prof. Na’Allah as he was, right from his studentship at the university, nurtured with the determination to always pursue excellence and stand out among his peers.”
Prof Abdulkareem added that the University of Ilorin community was extremely elated that one of its alumni and former academic had been found worthy of appointment as “the Chief Executive of the highly cosmopolitan Federal University situated at the nation’s capital, Abuja, particularly at this point in time.
The new VC of the University of Abuja graduated with B.A and M.A English from the then Department of Modern European Languages, the University of Ilorin in 1988 and 1992, respectively.
He taught briefly at the same department before departing for further studies and career progression overseas.
He is the second alumnus of the University of Ilorin to serve as a Vice Chancellor of a University and the first to be so appointed into the same position by two different universities in Nigeria.
Neanwhile, Na’Allah is said to be the longest serving University Chief Executive so far as he is due to complete his 10 years two term as the pioneer VC of KWASU in July 2019.