UniAbuja appoints 41-year-old professor as acting VC

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The Senate of the University of Abuja has appointed a 41-year-old Professor of Law, Aisha Maikudi, as the institution’s acting Vice Chancellor.

Maikudi, Professor of International Law, is also the youngest professor of law in Nigeria.

Maikudi who is the university’s current Deputy Vice Chancellor, Academics,  was announced as the acting  VC after her nomination at the valedictory Senate meeting held on Wednesday, according to a statement by the outgoing Vice Chancellor, Prof. Abdul-Rasheed Na’Allah.

She will serve in an acting capacity pending the ratification by the Governing Council.

Maikudi in her acceptance speech, 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 attended Queens College, Lagos where she obtained her West African Senior School Certificate.

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She thereafter  went to the University of Reading, where she graduated with LLB in 2004.

She later bagged an LLM from the London School of Economics & Political Science in 2005.

In 2015, Maikudi obtained a PhD in International Law in 2015 from the University of Abuja.

Maikudi was employed at the  University of Abuja on September 4, 2008 as Lecturer II. She became a   Professor in 2022.

She had served  as the first female Deputy Dean, at the university’s Faculty of Law in 2018. She also served as the pioneer Director, University of Abuja International Centre in 2019.

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