By John Austin Unachukwu
Former Dean of the College of Legislation, Nasarrawa State College and Chief of Employees to the Governor of Adamawa State, Prof. Maxwell Gidado was final week appointed as a member of the Governing Council of the American College of Nigeria
His appointment letter signed by the founding father of the college and former Vice-President of Nigeria, Atiku Abubakar reads: “According to the rules of the Nationwide Universities Fee, NUC, and pursuant to the powers vested in me by the bye-laws of the American College of Nigeria, 2020.
I’ve the privilege to nominate you as a member of the Governing Council of the American College of Nigeria, Yola, Adamawa State, with impact from as we speak, July 1, 2020 for an preliminary time period of 4 (4) years.
“You had been thought-about for this appointment due to your observe document of achievements and impeccable character, which distinguished you as a beacon of excellence and position mannequin for our establishment.
Along with your appointment to the AUN Governing Council, I hope to hasten the consolidation of the remarkably regular progress that has been recorded and assist place the American College of Nigeria for even higher efficiency, development and growth.
“The duties of the Governing Council are fluid and dynamic and are anticipated to evolve appropriately in keeping with the strategic drive of the college and the complexities of the operational surroundings.
“However this, nevertheless, the Governing Council of the American College of Nigeria would undertake, amongst many different duties, the next duties:
The appointment of the principal officers of the college; basic administration of the affairs of the college such because the college’s property, funds; appointment, promotion and self-discipline of workers of the college on the recommendation of acceptable committees; to think about and approve the auditors report on the finish of every educational 12 months; contemplate and approve developmental and financial insurance policies and objectives of the college;
“Guarantee enough supply of funds to the college by means of funding, fund elevating, endowment, acceptance of donations and so forth.
Obtain, contemplate, and approve annual budgets/estimate and audited accounts of the college from the Vice-Chancellor;handle the college’s funding; powers of the Governing Council to resolve which means of a statute:
Within the occasion of any doubt or dispute arising at any time as to the which means of any provision of a statute, the matter could also be referred to the Governing Council, who shall take such recommendation and make such resolution thereof as they shall assume match.
“The choice of the governing council on any matter referred to them below this part shall be binding upon the authorities, college, workers and college students of the college, and the place any query as tot he which means of any provision of a statute has been determined by the Council below this part, no query as to the which means of that provision shall be topic to critiques by any court docket of regulation in Nigeria.
Nothing on this sub-section shall have an effect on any energy of a court docket of competent jurisdiction to find out whether or not any provision of a Statute is wholly or partly void as being extremely vires or as being inconsistent with the Structure of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.
“This part shall apply in relation to any doubt or dispute as as to if any matter is for the needs of this Legislation, a tutorial or a non-academic difficulty. Take into account every other difficulty(s) that will come below the purview of the Governing Council.”
As I look ahead to receiving your acceptance of this appointment, please settle for my congratulations for the honour” the letter acknowledged.