UNIAbuja Appoints Aisha Maikudi as First Female Vice-Chancellor

The Senate of the University of Abuja has appointed the youngest professor of Law in the institution, Aisha Maikudi, as acting vice-chancellor. Maikudi, a professor of International Law and the current Deputy Vice Chancellor (Academics), was nominated during a valedictory Senate meeting on Wednesday, according to a statement by the outgoing VC, Prof. Abdul-Rasheed Na’Allah.

Prof. Na’Allah, whose tenure ends on June 30, 2024, after five years of leadership, noted that Maikudi’s appointment is in an acting capacity, pending ratification by the governing council. In her acceptance speech, Maikudi expressed gratitude to the Senate members for their confidence, extending her deepest respect and appreciation for their support and unwavering commitment.

Born on January 31, 1983, Maikudi attended Queens College, Lagos, and later graduated with an LLB from the University of Reading in 2004 and an LLM from the London School of Economics & Political Science in 2005. She earned her PhD in International Law from the University of Abuja in 2015 and joined the institution as a Lecturer II in 2008, rising to the rank of professor in 2022. Maikudi has held various significant positions, including the first female Deputy Dean of the Faculty of Law and the pioneer Director of the University of Abuja International Centre. She is an active member of several professional bodies and has participated in numerous national and international conferences.

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