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Ganduje Speaks on Fake Professorial Appointment, Demands Apology From American University

Governor Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano State

The Kano State Government on Sunday demanded an unequivocal apology from the management of East Carolina University over a controversial appointment offered Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje into the position of Senior Mentoring Scholar and Visiting Full Professor of e-governance and International Affairs in the university on November 30, 2020.

A statement by the Secretary to the Kano State Government, SSG, Usman Alhaji also called for a disciplinary action against the faculty member who stirred up the controversy that embarrassed the governor.
Mr Alhaji said that while the governor or any of official of his government has no any reason to doubt the veracity of the letter sent by one of its faculty members, and allegedly communicated using the university’s instrument of office, it equally did not at any time solicit for such appointment.

“We are deeply saddened by the uproar stirred up by this controversial appointment that attempted to embarrass the person of the governor and the good people of Kano state,“ the statement added.

Mr Alhaji pointed out that Mr Ganduje obtained a National Certificate in Education (NCE) 1972, a Bachelor’s Degree in Science Education from Ahmadu Bello University (ABU), Zaria, 1975; two Master’s Degrees in Applied Educational Psychology from Bayero University, Kano (BUK) 1979; and Public Administration also from ABU 1985, as well as a Ph.D. which he obtained nearly three decades ago from the University of Ibadan in South West Nigeria.

The SSG said given the foregoing background, the governor would be the last person on earth to have either solicit or accept fraudulent appointment into academic position in any university or institution of higher learning within and outside Nigeria.
While wishing the university the best of luck, the statement expressed deep shock over the content of the letter from the Office of the Provost and Senior Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs of the University, admitting an error in conveying the message notifying the appointment.

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