New ABU registrar, bursar appointed

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Ahmadu Bello University (ABU), Zaria, has appointed Malam Rabiu Samaila as the substantive registrar and Malam Mohammed-Bello Gurin as the new bursar.

Malam Auwal Umar, Director, Public Affairs Directorate of the university, made this known in Zaria.

Samaila succeeded Abdullahi Kundila, whose tenure ended 2 June.

Umar said the appointments of the two principal officers were approved by the Joint Council/Senate Selection Board at its meeting held on September 17.

“Both appointments take effect from when they assume duties.

Each of them is to serve for a one-term period of five years.

“The Council’s approval of the appointments was in exercise of the powers conferred on it by Section 6 (1) of the Universities (Miscellaneous Provisions) (Amendment) Act 1993, as amended,’’ the statement said.

Prior to his appointment, Samaila was the Deputy Registrar, Human Resources Development Department.

He served as the Acting Registrar and Secretary to Council of the University on two occasions, between December 2014 and September 2015 and between February and June, 2016.

Gurin, the newly appointed bursar, was the Bursar of the Federal University, Gashua. He was on secondment from ABU.

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The statement said Gurin started working as an Assistant Chief Clerical Officer (Accounts) in ABU on June 6, 1988 and rose through the ranks to become Deputy Bursar.

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