The Senate of the University of Abuja has appointed Aisha Maikudi, the institution’s youngest Professor of Law, as the acting Vice Chancellor. Maikudi, a Professor of International Law, currently serves as the Deputy Vice Chancellor for Academics.

Her appointment followed her nomination at the valedictory Senate meeting held on Wednesday, according to a statement by the outgoing VC, Prof. Abdul-Rasheed Na’Allah.

He noted that Maikudi’s appointment was in an acting capacity, effective after his tenure as the vice-chancellor, pending the ratification by the governing council.

Na’Allah rounds off his tenure on June 30, 2024, after a five-year leadership at the institution.

In her acceptance speech, Maikudi expressed gratitude to members of the Senate for the confidence reposed in her.

She said, “I want to extend my deepest respect and appreciation to you all for the strong support and the unwavering commitment that you have accorded me.”


A quick profile on UNIABUJA’s acting VC, Aisha Maikudi:

Aisha Maikudi was born on January 31, 1983. She attended Queens College, Lagos, where she obtained her West African Senior School Certificate.

She is the youngest Professor of Law at the University of Abuja.

She currently holds the position of Deputy Vice Chancellor for Academics.

Maikudi has been appointed as the acting Vice Chancellor, effective after the current Vice Chancellor’s tenure ends on June 30, 2024.

She earned her bachelor’s degree in LLB from the University of Reading in 2004, her Master’s Degree in LLM from the London School of Economics & Political Science in 2005, and her Doctorate in PhD in International Law from the University of Abuja in 2015.

She joined the University of Abuja as a Lecturer II on September 4, 2008, and was promoted to the rank of Professor in 2022.

She was the first female Deputy Dean of the Faculty of Law in 2018 and served as the pioneer director of the University of Abuja International Centre in 2019.

Maikudi has participated in numerous national and international conferences in countries including the UK, US, South Africa, Germany, Italy, and Egypt.

She has conducted extensive research on United Nations Law and has published extensively in this area.

Her professional memberships include the Nigerian Bar Association, Nigerian Law Teachers Association, and International Federation of Women Lawyers.

This appointment has been lauded by the academic staff union as a positive step even as they pledged their support to her administration.

The team at BoldScholar news congratulates Prof. Aisha Maikudi and wish her a successful tenure.



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