Emir of Zazzau appointed pioneer Chancellor of Greenfield University

The Emir and the Pro Chancellor with his wife

The University has appointed the Emir of Zazzau, Ambassador Ahmed Nuhu Bamalli as its pioneer Chancellor. The appointment is part of the University’s preparations to have its maiden graduation next year. The University’s management led by the Founder and Pro-Chancellor, Engr. Simon Ifediora Nwakacha presented the appointment letter to the Emir at his Palace in Zaria on Thursday the 4th of August 2022.
Receiving the appointment, Emir Bamalli called for the establishment of more universities in Nigeria, to meet Nigerians demand for quality education.
While expressing appropriation to Greenfield University Founder and management for finding it worthy to appoint him as the pioneer Chancellor, the Emir expressed delight that, the university has grown in student’s population, four times than it was.
According to him, “This is remarkable and it is an indication that there is a lot to be done. We need more universities in Nigeria than what we have at the moment and I can say proudly that, being a private university located in Kaduna, you have gotten a good location considering the cost of living and cost of transportation that are very high in other climes.
“I am sure your presence in Kaduna will contribute to meeting the demands of our people. We used to have only three universities in Kaduna State, the Ahmadu Bello University, Kaduna State University and the Nigerian Defence Academy. You have now come as the first private university in the State. Our people now don’t have to travel to Abuja before they access quality education.”
Earlier while presenting the appointment letter to the Emir, the Founder recalled that, bandits attacked the main campus of the University last year and five 300 level students and a porter were killed, a situation which forced the university to relocate to its city campus inside Kaduna town.
He said the university has since its relocation to the city campus continued with uninterrupted academic programmes, with student population now four times larger, and it is set to graduate the first set of its students by next year.
According to him, “by next year, we will be graduating the first set of our students and part of the process is that, at this time we should appoint a Chancellor who will among other functions be presiding over our graduation ceremony.
“This position has however been reserved in our heart for the Emir of Zazzau, because it was the late Emir of Zazzau, Alhaji Shehu Idris, who prophesied that, Imperial School a primary and secondary institution owned by the founders of Greenfield University will one day establish the first private university in Kaduna State. And that has come to pass.”