Governor of Kanu State, Nigeria, Abdullahi Ganduje has been appointed a visiting professor by an American university, East Carolina University, based on his “accomplishment in good governance and genuine investment in human capital development.”
Abdullahi Ganduje is by this appointment, a visiting full-time professor of e-governance and international affairs.
Spokesperson of Mr. Ganduje, Abba Anwar on Tuesday, confirmed this to newsmen in Kanu.
Abba Anwar pointed out that Mr Ganduje’s appointment was contained in a letter sent to him by the school dated November 30 where he was said to have been selected for his “accomplishment in good governance and genuine investment in human capital development.”
Anwar also quoted the letter as saying that “Ganduje’s choice is a depiction of close monitoring of his achievements as a governor in the last couple of years which eventually earned him global recognition and commendation.”
“You have been a source of motivation to the Nigerian youths both at home and in the diaspora at large. We are amazed at your accomplishments both as the Executive Governor of Kano State, Nigeria, Fellow National Association of Educational Administration and Planning, Nigeria, and your investment in Human Capital Development”, the letter reads in parts.
Following the appointment, Mr Ganduje will be providing mentorship for PhD students, junior lecturers of the institution and also advise the institution’s research centre on academic issues related to e-governance and international affairs.
“Looking at your academic, administrative, and overall leadership record in Nigeria and Africa, you fit perfectly in East Carolina University’s goal to remain a leading research and teaching institution in the United States and beyond”, the statement quoted the letter as saying.
The governor was re-elected in the 2019 governorship election despite the bribery scandal.
The East Carolina University (ECU), founded in 1907 as a teacher training school, is a public research university in Greenville, in North Carolina.