Former INEC Boss Resumes University Job As He Rejects Tenure Extension


Former INEC boss Attahiru Jega, who left office last week, has returned to his university job.

Mr. Jega was sighted in his office at Bayero University Kano, where he was vice chancellor before his appointment as INEC boss in June 2010 by former President Goodluck Jonathan.

On his arrival at BUK, Mr. Jega went to the office of the Vice Chancellor, Abubakar Rasheed, before he proceeded to his former office at the department of political science.

The just retired INEC chairman had this to say;

“I am grateful to God,” he said at the time. “I was asked to come and contribute my own quota to the national development and I have done my bit to the best of my ability.

“Whatever assignment one will do for five years – just like this difficult one, to me if one is able to successfully accomplish the task, someone else should be given the opportunity, because for me I am not interested and if I am requested to serve again, I will not do it, by God’s grace.”

Until his appointment as vice chancellor, he had lectured in the department of political science.

He once served as the national president of the Academic Staff Union of Universities.

He had revealed during a dinner organized in his honour by the Association of Vice Chancellors of Nigeria in Abuja on June 26 that he would be returning to his profession after his retirement from the Commission.



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