The Vice-chancellor of the University of Benin, Prof. Lilian Salami, has been elected as the chairman of the Committee of Vice-Chancellors of Nigerian Federal Universities.
With her appointment, Salami becomes the second female to occupy the position.
According to a communique signed by the office of the Secretary General of the Committee of Vice-Chancellors of Nigerian Universities, Salami was unanimously elected.
The communique partly reads, “In a virtual/physical meeting held at its Secretariat in Abuja, the committee of vice-chancellors of Nigeria Federal Universities unanimously elected the Vice-Chancellor of University of Benin, Professor Lilian Imuetinyan Salami as its Chairman.
“The Vice-Chancellor of Bayero University Kano, Professor Sagir Adamu Abbas was elected as the Alternate Chairman.
“Until her election, Professor Salami was the Alternate Chairman to Professor Sulyman A Abdulkareem who will be completing his tenure as the Vice-Chancellor, University of Ilorin on the 15th October 2022.
“By her election, she becomes the second female Vice-Chancellor to head the Committee of Vice-Chancellors of Nigerian Federal Universities.
“The Secretariat wishes the two members of the Executive Board of the Committee success as they take over the mantle of leadership”.
The committee of Vice chancellors of federal universities is the umbrella organization for vice-chancellors of Nigerian Federal universities.
The committee is a sub-committee of the committee of vice-chancellors of Nigerian universities which is the umbrella body of all universities in Nigeria.