The Emir of Kano, Muhammadu Sanusi II, has been appointed as the Chancellor of the Ekiti State University (EKSU), Ado Ekiti, southwest Nigeria.
Naija News reports that Bode Olofinmuagun, the Directorate of Information and Corporate Affairs of EKSU, confirmed the appointment Ado Ekiti, but did not give details.
This online news platform understands that the monarch replaces the Alara of Aramoko Ekiti, Oba Adegoke Olu Adeyemi who held the office for four years.
Oba Adeyemi was EKSU Chancellor during the administration of Ayodele Fayose of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Nigeria’s main opposition.
It was learned that Emir Sanusi accepted the offer, through a letter addressed to the Ekiti state government by the Matawallen Kano, Alhaji Ibrahim Ahmed.
In the letter, the monarch, thanked Kayode Fayemi, the governor of the state and the Ekiti state government for the honour, promising to use his influence and wealth of experience to advance the course of the university.
Naija News understands that EKSU is the fourth university in Nigeria to appoint Emir Sanusi as Chancellor since he ascended the throne in Kano state, northern Nigeria.