Ganduje names Olubadan Kano university chancellor
Kano State Governor Abdulahi Ganduje has named the Olubadan of Ibadan land, Oba Lekan Balogun, as the chancellor of the state-owned Saadatu Abubakar Rimi University of Education, Kumbusu, Kano.
The appointment took effect from March 15.
Delivering the letter to the monarch at his Alarere, Ibadan palace yesterday, the Seriki Yoruba of Kano, Muritala Otiseese, said the appointment was a reward of Oba Balogun’s good relationship with the people of Kano, as symbolised by his friendship with a former Kano governor, Abubakar Rimi and politicians of his generation.
Otiseese, who had the Commissioner for Information, Alhaji Garba Mohammed and another commissioner on his delegation, said under Ganduje, non-indigenes enjoyed peaceful coexistence with their host, adding that the governor extended privileges to non-indigenes.
The monarch, who spoke through High Chief Lateef Adebimpe, accepted the appointment and thanked the governor for the kind gesture, which he said would further cement the relationship between the two commercial cities.
At the letter presentation ceremony were members of the Olubadan-In-Council, senior chiefs, baales and Central Council of Ibadan Indigenes (CCII) leaders.