The Executive Secretary of National Universities Commission (NUC) has approved the establishment of Kogi State University, Kabba, as the 62nd state university and the 265th Universities in Nigeria.
Speaking at the NUC headquarters Abuja where the license was issued, NUC Boss, Prof. Abubakar Rasheed said that the commission had on June 19, received a letter on the formal presentation of gazetted documents establishing the university.
Governor Yahaya Bello while responding, said that the university would be cited in the Kogi West Senatorial District for fairness, equity and Justice, as According to him, the university was established to satisfy the age-long desire of the Okun people of the state.
He said the state had set out modalities to ensure the university start on a good note, as resources had been set aside for its take-off.
Meanwhile, Rasheed also informed journalists of his voluntary resignation from the NUC to continue lecturing at the Bayero University Kano where he was appointed from.
He said he had spent seven years as the Executive Secretary of the Commission and needed to return to the classroom.
Prof. Abubakar Rasheed, Executive Secretary of NUC
Yahaya Bello, Governor of Kogi State