Mr. Laurence Ngbale, the Chairman of the Governing Council, disclosed at a press conference on Thursday in Wukari that Rabo, a Professor of Veterinary Medicine, emerged as the new vice-chancellor after scoring the highest points ahead of two other eminent professors that keenly contested for the position.
Ngbale said the 59-year-old professor had served as Deputy Vice-Chancellor Academics of the University of Agriculture, Makurdi for two terms.
Ngbale, who handed the new vice-chancellor his appointment letter, urged him not only to sustain the development strides recorded by the outgoing vice-chancellor, Prof. Musa Kundiri but also move the university to a world-class institution.
Similarly, the council has also appointed Dr. Isa Sidi from Kaduna State as the new University Librarian.
In his remarks, the new vice-chancellor thanked the Selection Board and the University’s Governing Council for finding him worthy of the appointment.
He assured that he would turn around the fortunes of the institution by setting standards that would move it forward.
Rabo appealed to the council to give him all the support and encouragement required to succeed in his new assignment.
Earlier, the outgoing vice-chancellor urged the university community to give his successor all the support he needed to succeed.
Prof. Kundiri said his tenure would end on Feb.10.
News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the selection process which commenced on Wednesday came to a conclusion in the early hours of Thursday.
The new vice-chancellor who is married with six children hails from Bogoro Local Government Area of Bauchi State.