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Idris emerges president, BUK alumni association

Ahaji Shuaibu Idris has emerged as the newly elected president, Bayero University, Kano Alumni Association (BUKAA).

The president is expected to serve for two years with other elected executive members of the association.

The election was held over the weekend as part of activities marking the Annual General Meeting and Convention of the association

SOLACEBASE reports that other elected exco members include, Aare Akinwumi Akinyemi as Vice President I, Ahmed Abdulkadir Firdaus, Vice President II. Alhaji Salisu Indabawa, Secretary General,  Ma’aruf Zakariya, Assistant Secretary I, Mairo D. Suleiman, Assistant Secretary General II, Safiya Staphanie Musa, Financial Secretary, Ambassador Adamu Babangida, Internal Auditor, Lawal Ali Gujungu , Treasurer.

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Others are Mustapha A. Dawaki emerged as Welfare Officer, Barrister Saidu Tudunwada, Legal Adviser, and Mukhtar Zubairu Sirajo, Publicity Secretary.

The election also produced Ex-Officio members of the NEC including:  Dr. Bala Muhammad- Ex-Officio North West, Alhaji Ibrahim Idris Dan’isan Fika-Ex-Officio North East, Aliyu Emu Yusuf-Ex-Officio North Central, Joseph Adewale Rannaiye-Ex-Officio South West,  Olorogun Oyibo Adejero Mohammed-Ex-Officio South-South, and Lawrence Juwah- Ex-Officio South East.

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In his inaugural speech, Shuaibu Idris promised to reposition and bring development that will be in the best interest of the Alumni members and the University.

In his keynote address, Jigawa State Governor and a 1987 alumnus of the institution, Malam Umar Namadi, reminisced about his time at Bayero University and commended the institution for its consistent excellence while stressing the imperative for quality education as the fulcrum for societal progress.

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Namadi added that there is a need for collaboration with the government, private sector, parents, NGOs, and Alumni Associations to tackle the multifaceted issues hindering educational development, calling for concerted efforts to address the challenges.


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