A Nigerian professor of economic history, Mohammed Sanni Abdulkadir, has been elected Secretary General of the Association of West African Universities (AWAU).
Abdulkadir who is currently the Vice Chancellor (VC) of Kogi State University (KSU), Anyigba, was unanimously voted by all heads of universities in the West African Sub-Region.
He emerged scribe of the body during the ninth general meeting and seventh conference of the association which held in October at the Univerisite d’Abomey-Calavi (UAC), Cotonou, Benin Republic.
Established in 2011, AWAU’s purpose includes: initiating collaboration among universities in West Africa; enhancing higher education and enhancement of infrastructure which will improve manpower development in the sub-region.
Abdulkadir who expressed his gratitude for the confidence reposed in him by the body, assured everyone that he would deliver his duties without betraying the trust.
Prior to his appointment as VC of KSU, he had served as Head of Department of History, Deputy Dean of Postgraduate School as well as Chairman and member of numerous ad-hoc and standing committees at Bayero University, Kano.
He had also served as member, Governing body, Clare Hall, University of Cambridge, and member, Governing body, Wolfson College, University of Cambridge, United Kingdom.