Uniabuja gets Ag. VC

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Prof Aisha Maikudi, Ag. VC, Uniabuja 

Prof Aisha Maikudi, a renowned professor of International Law, and deputy vice-chancellor, academic, University of Abuja, has been appointed acting vice-chancellor of the institution by the Senate.

Her appointment was announced following her nomination at the valedictory Senate meeting held on Wednesday.

The outgoing vice-chancellor, Prof Abdul-Rasheed Na’Allah, who announced this said that Maikudi’s appointment was in a “temporary capacity.

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He explained that Maikudi’s appointment would become effective at the end of his own tenure , pending the ratification by the Governing Council.”

Na’Allah’s tenure will end on 30th June after five years.

Maikudi expressed gratitude to members of the Senate for the confidence reposed in her.

She said:, “I want to extend my deepest respect and appreciation to you all for the strong support and unwavering commitment that you have accorded me.”

Prof Maikudi was born on 31st January 1983, the youngest female professor of Law in the Northwestern Nigeria and the University of Abuja.

She attended Queens College, Lagos where she obtained her West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE).

She proceeded to the University of Reading, graduating with LLB in 2004 and LLM from the London School of Economics & Political Science in 2005.

Maikudi later bagged a PhD in International Law in 2015 from the University of Abuja.

She joined the service of the University of Abuja on 4th September 2008 as Lecturer II and rose to the rank of professor in 2022.

She became the first female Deputy Dean, at the University’s Faculty of Law, in 2018; and later, the pioneer director, University of Abuja International Centre in 2019.

Maikudi has attended several National and International conferences in the UK, US, South Africa, Germany, Italy, and Egypt, etc as well as conducted several research on United Nations Law and has written extensively in the area.

She is a member of several professional bodies including the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA), Nigerian Law Teachers Association (NLTA), and International Federation of Women Lawyers (FIDA).

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