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Youngest Professor of Law takes over as UniAbuja VC
 
By: News Editor
Mon, 1 Jul 2024   ||   Nigeria,
 

41-year-old Professor of Law, Aisha Maikudi who was last Thursday named as the acting Vice-Chancellor of the University of Abuja, has taken over as the head of the institution.

The former VC, Professor Abdulrasheed Na’Allah, on Monday, handed over the affairs of the University of Abuja to Maikudi.

Na’Allah in his handover speech, said: “I am grateful to have a strong team to have worked with me and I am handing over to the same great team. It is my prayer that the university will continue to make giant strides. I will continue to support the university in whatever way I can.

Maikudi, a professor of International Law, is also the youngest professor of law in Nigeria.

Maikudi who was the university’s current Deputy Vice Chancellor, Academics, was announced as the acting VC after her nomination at the valedictory Senate meeting held on Wednesday, according to a statement by the outgoing Vice Chancellor, Prof. Abdul-Rasheed Na’Allah.

She will serve in an acting capacity pending the ratification by the Governing Council.

Born on January 31, 1983, Maikudi attended Queens College, Lagos where she obtained her West African Senior School Certificate.

She thereafter went to the University of Reading, where she graduated with LLB in 2004.

She later bagged an LLM from the London School of Economics & Political Science in 2005.

In 2015, Maikudi obtained a PhD in International Law in 2015 from the University of Abuja.

Maikudi was employed at the University of Abuja on September 4, 2008 as Lecturer II. She became a Professor in 2022.

She had served as the first female Deputy Dean, at the university’s Faculty of Law in 2018. She also served as the pioneer Director, University of Abuja International Centre in 2019.

 

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