After two years, Plateau State University gets new governing council


The Governor of Plateau State, Simon Lalong, has appointed Professor Obiora Ike as the Pro-Chancellor and Chairman of Governing Council of Plateau State University, Bokkos.

The appointment was contained in a statement issued by the university’s Public Relations Officer, Mr John Agam, and made available to newsmen in Jos on Monday.

Ike is a Professor of Ethics and Intercultural Studies at Godfrey Okoye University, Enugu State and Chairman of Enugu State Economic Advisory Committee.

He is currently the Executive Director of Global Ethics Centre, a Geneva-based international network for ethics.

The new pro-chancellor takes over from Professor Attahiru Jega, whose tenure had expired about two years ago, thus leaving the university without a governing council since then.

The governor also announced the appointment of seven others as members of the council.

They are: Professor David Pam (Jos South); Mr Samuel Parah (Bassa); Professor Bibiana Bawa (Qua’an Pan) and Mr Dan Dul (Langtang North).

Others include: Mrs Valentina Dariye (Bokkos) and Mr Diket Plang (Pankshin), with Mr Chris Maiyaki representing the National Universities Commission (NUC) on the council.

Prior to the appointments, there have been several agitations for the government to do the needful.

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This development lays these to rest with the constitution of the new governing council for the state-owned university.

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