Following the ouster of Chief Richard Ahonaruogho, former chairman, Conference of Alumni Associations of Nigerian Universities (CAANU), Dr. Ahmed Tijjani Mora, former registrar, Pharmacists Council of Nigeria (PCN) has been elected as the new helmsman of the national body.
It would be recalled that the Ahonaruogho-led executives came into office in 2011 for a two-year term. However, it got embroiled in a crisis that threatened to tear what CAANU has achieved over the years apart. The unpleasant face-off dragged on for so long until a congress was called up.
A resolution was reached at the congress which took place at Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University (ATBU), Bauchi, on 24th September 2016. At the end of the proceeding, Mora was unanimously elected as the new national chairman.
According to the pharmacist, “All has been well. We have held the 2017 first quarter meeting of the National Executives Council (NEC) and delegates from various University Alumni Associations at University of Abuja on 9th March 2017.”
“However my institution (Igbinedion University, Okada) will host the second quarter meeting on 19th May 2017,” he noted.
The convention attended by delegates from University of Benin, Benin; Tai Solarin University of Education (TASUED), Ijagun; Ahmadu Bello University (ABU), Zaria; University of Ilorin (UNILORIN), Ilorin; Ebonyi State University (EBSU), Abakaliki; University of Maiduguri (UNIMAID), Maiduguri; Kaduna State University (KSU); Delta State University (DELSU), Abraka; and Nasarawa State University (NSU), Keffi, also featured election of new executives into various offices.
Mora is to be assisted by Mohammed Sani Wada, CAANU secretary and the group’s public relations officer, Kenneth Ereke.
During the convention, the newly elected executives paid a courtesy visit to Prof. Saminu AbdulRahman Ibrahim, ATBU vice chancellor, who was represented by the acting Vice Chancellor, Prof. Abdullahi Umar and the Emir of Bauchi, Alhaji (Dr.) Rilwanu Suleimanu Adamu.