Pro Chancellor (Chairman Governing Council)

Mr. Abubakar Balarabe Mahmoud was appointed as the Pro Chancellor and Chairman of Council in 2012 by the Visitor of the University (His Excellency Rabi’u Musa Kwankwaso). Since then he has impacted positively to the development of the University by giving a qualitative and proactive leadership. The council under his leadership has approved various projects running into billions, approved the appointment of new Vice Chancellor, Bursar, Librarian, staff promotions etc

AB Mahmoud (popularly known) is currently the President of the Nigerian Bar Association, NBA. He graduated from Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria in 1979. He holds a master’s degree from the same university specializing in Company and Labour Relations Law. He worked for 15 years with the Kano State Ministry of Justice rising from pupil state counsel to the position of the State Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice and co-founded the law firm of Dikko & Mahmoud in 1993, the same year he was elected as Chairman of the NBA, Kano Branch. He has considerable experience and specialized training in various fields of law and has broad experience in various aspects of lawyering skills. He has at various times acted as advocate, a solicitor and also as Arbitrator. He has considerable experience locally and internationally in dispute resolution and complex transactions. AB has advised various public sector clients and has at various times acted on behalf of Federal Ministry of Finance, Federal Ministry of Water Resources, the Independent National Electoral Commission, the Bureau of Public Enterprises, the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), the Nigerian National Assembly and the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) as well as several other private sector clients.


The present council was appointed in 2012 and inaguarated in January, 2013.

The University Chancellor Alhaji Aliko Dangote the President of Dangote Group was appointed the Chancellor in 2008.

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