Youngest Law Professor Aisha Maikudi Becomes First Female Vice Chancellor of University of Abuja

In a historic move, the Senate of Nigeria’s University of Abuja has appointed its youngest professor of Law, Aisha Maikudi, as acting vice-chancellor.

Maikudi, replaced Professor Abdulrasheed Na’allah, the outgoing vice chancellor whose tenure ends on June 30.

Until her appointment, the professor of international law was the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academics) of the university.

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.”

Maikudi was born on January 31, 1983. She attended the University of Reading, United Kingdom, graduating with an LLB in 2004 and an LLM from the London School of Economics & Political Science in 2005.

She bagged PhD in International Law in 2015 from the University of Abuja.

Maikudi joined the service of the University of Abuja on September 4, 2008, as Lecturer II and rose to the rank of professor in 2022.

She became the first female Deputy Dean at the Faculty of Law of the institution in 2018 and; later, the pioneer Director, University of Abuja International Centre in 2019.

Maikudi attended several national and international conferences in the UK, United States, South Africa, Germany, Italy, and Egypt, among others.

She has also conducted several researches on United Nations Law and has written extensively.

The law professor is a member of several professional bodies, including the Nigerian Bar Association, Nigerian Law Teachers Association, and International Federation of Women Lawyers.

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