Program Chair of the Private & Business Law department in the School of Law, Professor Mohammed Lawal Ahmadu, has been appointed Interim Dean of the School, effective November 1, 2018.
He replaces the founding dean, Professor Oladejo Justus Olowu.
The Vice President for Academic Affairs & Provost, Prof. Muhammadou Kah, announced his appointment at a farewell party for Prof. Olowu.
Professor Kah declared management’s full confidence in his ability to carry on, saying he has a brilliant legal and academic career and is highly respected internationally.
The Provost reminded Prof Ahmadu that his predecessor contributed to the recruitment, encouragement, and mentorship of students, staff, and faculty members over the years. “We expect you not just to continue but also to improve upon what has already been accomplished.”
The outgoing dean spoke in a similar vein and described his successor as “a veteran of the terrain.”
Professor Ahmadu’s acceptance speech dwelled on his plan to build on and strengthen the existing foundation.
He had served as the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Administration) at Usmanu Danfodiyo University, Sokoto, as well as Dean of the Faculty of Law and Coordinator, Arts & Humanities.
At the University of the South Pacific, he was associate professor of law and the Director, Institute of Justice & Applied Legal Studies. He started as a legal officer at the Attorney-General's Chambers in Fiji Islands.
Reported by Omorogbe Omorogiuwa