A statement issued by Auwalu Umar, Director Public Affairs of the university on Monday in Zaria said the Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Kabir Bala, approved the appointment on Feb. 8.
Mr Umar said the chair was essentially for the promotion of educational advancement and pursuit of academic excellence in the area of polymer textile engineering through teaching, research and publications.
According to him, Mr Abdullahi’s appointment is for “an initial period of three years in the first instance and may be extended for an additional period not exceeding two years subject to satisfactory performance’’.
ABU and the Paul and Mary Achimugu Foundation signed a Memorandum of Understanding on Aug. 2, 2021 for the establishment of a Professorial Chair in Polymer and Textile Engineering in the institution.
Abdullahi, born at Kerau Quarters in Katsina on Nov. 4, 1962, teaches at the Department of Polymer and Textile Engineering, Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria.
He joined the services of the university on Aug. 17, 1987 after his graduation from the institution in 1986 with a B.Sc. in Textile Technology.
He bagged Second Class Honours (Upper Division) and clinched the Afprint Award for the Best Graduating Student in the Department of Textile Science and Technology, Ahmadu Bello University, 1986.
The graduate of the famous Government College, Kaduna had both his M.Sc. (Textile Technology) and PhD (Polymer Science and Fibre Technology) at Ahmadu Bello University in 1991 and 2008 respectively.
Abdaullahi was promoted to the rank of