East Carolina Varsity Apologises To Ganduje Over Controversial Appointment

Idris Jibrin  
Updated December 11, 2020
Kano State Governor, Abdullahi Ganduje speaks during the State Executive Council meeting at the Government House on October 6, 2020.


The East Carolina University has apologised to Kano State Governor, Abdullahi Ganduje over an appointment that stirred controversy.

A worker of the university had sent a letter to the governor appointing him as a Senior Mentoring Scholar and Visiting Full Professor of e-governance and International Affairs on of the institution.

The school had subsequently denied the appointment, making the state government demand an apology.

However, the university expressed regret and also acknowledged the governor’s educational accomplishments, saying, “You have appropriate credentials generally held by those appointed to faculty positions.”

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The letter, signed by the Interim Provost and Senior Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs, Dr. B. Grant Hayes, said the content of the letter earlier forwarded to the governor was not the intention of the university to ignite any embarrassment.

“I regret that this situation has caused you some measure of embarrassment, as that was neither the intention of Carolina University nor was it the reason for the letter,” it added.