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Prime university appoints Kabir Kabo as Pro-Chancellor

Renowned Academic, Dr Kabir Kabo Usman, has been appointed Pro-Chancellor of one of the 37 newly approved private universities, Prime University Abuja.

This is contained in a Press Statement issued on Wednesday by Abdulkadir Ahmed Ibrahim, Advisor on Media and Strategy to Dr Kabir Kabo.

The statement quoted a letter of appointment to that effect from the Board of Trustees of Prime University situated at Kuje, Abuja, Federal Capital Territory, FCT.

The letter addressed to the appointee signed by Dr Aliyu Dikko on behalf of the Trustees states that “Following your remarkable antecedents in various fields of endeavor in Nigeria and at the international stage, and the pedigree you have been demonstrating in your undertakings, particularly towards conceptualizing and actualizing Prime University Abuja, the Board of Trustees (BoT) of Prime University Abuja-FCT has approved your appointment as the pioneer Pro-Chancellor of the new University”.

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It further states that the appointment is for a five year term during which strategic leadership of impact, culture, quality, commercialization, funding and knowledge exchange will be employed and prayed Almighty God to grant the pioneer Pro-Chancellor the grace and wisdom to move the University forward.

In the same vein, the authorities of another new private University, Elrazi Medical University Kano has appointed Dr Kabir Kabo Usman as a member of the University’s Board of Trustees and that of the Governing Council.


A former Dean at Manchester University in the United Kingdom, a Bureaucrat and Management Trainer, the appointee is a Board member of National Senior Secondary School Education Commission, current Director General of International Centre for Islamic Culture and Education, ICICE, at Wuse II, Abuja, and was a Pro-Chancellor and later Chancellor of African Business School, Abuja, in 2013 and 2014 respectively.

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A B.Sc graduate of Chemistry from Bayero University Kano (1981), Masters (M.Sc) in Chemical Technology (Petroleum Chemistry and Hydrocarbon) 1984 and Ph D (Chemistry) in 1988 both from Manchester University, United Kingdom.

Dr Kabir Kabo Usman, also obtained a Masters in Business Administration at Manchester Metropolitan University in 2006 and a Certificate of Education and Post Graduate Certificate of Education (Teaching Qualifications) from 1994 to 1996.

He was Head of Department (1998 to 2001), Director of Curriculum (2001 to 2002), and Assistant Principal (2002 to 2008) at Manchester College of Arts and Technology now called the Manchester College, a Post Doctoral Research fellow at University of Manchester (1988- 1992) and a Lecturer at three other institutions in the UK (1986 – 90).

A former Head of Department at Gumel Advanced Teachers College (now in Jigawa State) 1982 -1983, he was earlier a Lecturer (Mathematics and Chemistry) at College of Advanced Studies, Kano (1981-1982).

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In 2009, Dr Kabir Kabo Usman was appointed the Technical Adviser to the Minister for National Planning on Social Sector Strategy Coordination of National VISION 20:2020 and the Seven Point Agenda, Consultant to the European Union on strategy and policy coordination involving Vision 20:2020, and National M&E Framework and was the Director General and Chief Executive Officer, Centre for Management Development (CMD) January 2010 to February 2018.

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