University of Calabar installs Emir of Kano as sixth Chancellor

University of Calabar (UNICAL) has installed the Emir of Kano, Alhaji Aminu Ado Bayero, as sixth chancellor of the institute.

His investiture held, yesterday, at the UNICAL International Conference Centre in Calabar, Cross River State.

Speaking shortly after the ceremony, the new chancellor expressed gratitude to the university for honouring him.

He assured the university of his support in the development and welfare of students and staff of the institute.

He said: “I feel greatly honoured by my appointment as chancellor of this great and historical university. I have undertaken to use this opportunity to see to it that we work with the university management for its growth and development.

“Our country Nigeria, as a part of the global village, is not immune to the consequences of globalization. COVID-19, climate change and other developmental challenges have all combine to open new dimensions to us as a developing country. We shall always be mindful of this while tackling our development challenges.

“Against this background and with my new gab, I will engage the Federal Government and all relevant agencies to look into the accommodation problem of staff and students of this university, considering the growing population and complexities of a 21st century modern university such as ours. We will explore the opportunity of erecting a befitting Senate building for the university.”