The Board of Trustees of the University of Maiduguri Alumni Association chaired by Chief Joe-Kyari Gadzama, SAN has dissolved the Association’s National and State Chapter EXCOS owing to an unresolved crisis arising from the amendment of the Constitution of the Association, particularly as it affects the elections and tenure of elected officers, amongst other issues.

The Board of Trustees comprising of Gadzama, SAN; Prof. M. M. Daura; and Dr. Rukkayatu Gurin issued its Statement on Friday, 15th December, 2023.

The Board of Trustees had swung into action following the receipt of several petitions protesting against the recent constitutional amendment and its implications on the elections which was scheduled to hold on 16th December, 2023 following the release of the Election Guidelines by the Electoral Committee.

According to the Board of Trustees, its decision was reached in consultation with the Vice Chancellor of the University of Maiduguri, Prof. Aliyu Shugaba.

In addition to dissolving the EXCOS at both National and State Chapter levels, the Board of Trustees postponed the National and State Chapter elections until further notice, dissolved the Electoral Committee and constituted a Caretaker Committee chaired by Dr. Mohammed Bulama as well as a Dispute Resolution/Mediation Committee chaired by Prof. Musa Mohammed Deji.

Members of the University of Maiduguri have lauded this action by the Board of Trustees describing same as timely and apt.

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