The Catholic Bishop of Sokoto Diocese Bishop Matthew Hassan Kukah has advised federal and state universities to always appoint Vice Chancellors on the basis of merits rather than on religious, ethnic or other primordial considerations.
Bishop Kukah made this call at ThisNigeria Annual Lecture and Gold Prize held at the Sheu Musa Yar’ Adua Center Abuja.
At the lecture titled: National Cohesion for sustainable growth and progress; The Nigerian Dilemma, Bishop Kukah, who was the guest speaker, reminisced the good old days when an Igbo man can be a Vice Chancellor at the University of Ibadan or a Yoruba man, the Vice Chancellor of the University of Nigeria, Nsukka or Port Harcourt.
” Today, it is absolutely impossible to find a Prof Jega as the Vice Chancellor of the University of Calabar or Ife or Ibadan. Or a Prof Nwosu as the Vice Chancellor of Ahmadu Bello University, this does not augur well for national cohesion” He concluded.