The Governor of Niger State, Alhaji Abubakar Sani Bello has approved the appointment of Professor Adamu Abu Kasim as the new Vice Chancellor, Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida University, Lapai (IBBUL).
A statement issued by Secretary to the Government of Niger State (SSG), Ahmed Ibrahim Matane said the appointment of Professor Adamu Abu Kasim was in recognition of his track record of achievements as the Deputy Vice Chancellor, Administration of Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida University, Lapai, a position he occupied until his appointment.
The statement added that Professor Adamu Abu Kasim is expected to bring his knowledge, administrative skills and wealth of experience to bear in the performance of his new assignment by working assiduously to justify the confidence reposed in him.
The new Vice Chancellor who is an indigene of Niger State was born in Dukku, Rijau Local Government Area of the State. He received his early education at Central Primary School, Dukku, he had his Secondary education at Government Science College, Kagara before proceeding to Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria where he obtained B.Sc. Botany, M.Sc Botany and Ph.D, crop breeding from the same Institution.
Professor Adamu Abu Kasim is a member several professional bodies such as Botanical Society of Nigeria, Genetic Society of Nigeria, National Association of Nuclear Scientist and Science Teachers Association of Nigeria among others.