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UniAbuja names 41-year-old Aisha Maikudi as acting VC

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The University of Abuja senate, on Wednesday, appointed the youngest Professor of Law in the institution, Aisha Maikudi, as acting Vice Chancellor.

She is the University’s current Deputy Vice Chancellor, Academics.

Maikudi’s appointment was announced following her nomination at the valedictory Senate meeting, according to a statement by the outgoing Vice Chancellor, Prof. Abdul-Rasheed

Though, Prof. Abdul-Rasheed said that her appointment was in a “temporary capacity effective after the tenure of the current vice-chancellor, pending the ratification by the Governing Council.”

His tenure will elapse on June 30, 2024 after a five-year leadership at the institution.

However, in her acceptance speech, Maikudi thanked 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.”

Born on January 31, 1983, Maikudi is the youngest female Professor of Law in Northwestern Nigeria and UniAbuja.

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

Thereafter, she proceeded to the University of Reading, graduating with LLB in 2004 and LLM from the London School of Economics & Political Science in 2005; and later bagged a PhD in International Law in 2015 from the University of Abuja.

Maikudi joined the service of the University of Abuja on September 4, 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.

She is a member of several professional bodies including the Nigerian Bar Association, Nigerian Law Teachers Association, and International Federation of Women Lawyers

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