The former Emir of Kano, Muhammed Sanusi II, has been appointed as the chancellor of the Kaduna State University (KASU).
He was named on Wednesday by Governor Nasir El-Rufa’i.
A statement signed by Mr Muyiwa Adekeye, Special Adviser on Media and Communication, said that Sanusi II has demonstrated a strong commitment to Education and there is no doubt that he would "provide symbolic and substantive leadership in raising the profile of KASU as an emerging centre of learning on the national and global level."
The statement also pointed out that KASU is in its developmental stage as it is transiting to a multicampus structure with presence across the state, which makes it an appropriate time for Sanusi II to take over.
‘’Malam Nasir El-Rufai welcomes with gratitude the consent of His Highness Muhammadu Sanusi to serve as Chancellor of KASU and as Vice-Chairman of the board of KADIPA
“The Kaduna State Government is grateful that HH Muhammadu Sanusi II continues to support and assist the realisation of the governance objectives of the Kaduna State Government.” the statement read.
The statement also added appreciation to the government of the pioneer Chancellor, His Highness, Malam Tagwai Sambo, the Chief of Moro’a, who was appointed to the role in 2005.
El-rufai had earlier appointed Sanusi II as Vice Chairman of Kaduna Investment Promotion Agency (KADIPA).