41-year-old Aisha became VC, University of Abuja


The University of Abuja has appointed Professor Aisha Sani Maikudi as the acting Vice-Chancellor of the institution.

Her appointment was announced during the valedictory Senate meeting held on Wednesday at the university campus in Abuja.

The 41-year-old Professor of International Law was the Deputy Vice Chancellor, Academics, before her appointment.

The outgoing Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Abdul-Rasheed Na’Allah, who will be completing his tenure in three days, stated that Maikudi’s appointment is temporary, pending ratification by the Governing Council.

In her acceptance speech, Maikudi expressed gratitude to members of the Senate for the confidence reposed in her.

“I want to extend my deepest respect and appreciation to you all for the strong support and unwavering commitment that you have accorded me,” she said.

Born on January 31, 1983, Maikudi is the youngest female Professor of Law in Northwestern Nigeria and UniAbuja.

Aisha Sani Maikudi is from Katsina State, Nigeria. She was born in Zaria, on the 31st January 1983. She received her WASSCE from Queens College, Lagos, her LLB degree from the University of Reading, UK, the LLM from the London School of Economics, UK, BL from the Nigeria Law School, Abuja and Ph.D from the University of Abuja, Nigeria.

In 2007, Aisha did her National Youth Service Corps at the Corporate Secretariat and Legal Division of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation. In 2008, she joined the University of Abuja as a Lecturer 2 and became the first female and youngest Head of Department, Faculty of Law in 2014; first female and youngest Vice Dean, Faculty of Law in 2018 and the pioneer Director, University of Abuja

To date, she is the youngest Professor of the University of Abuja and indeed Nigeria, as well as the first female Professor of Law in the North West and the University of Abuja. She specializes in United Nations Law and has written extensively on the area. Aisha floated a Postgraduate course on United Nations Law and has supervised numerous undergraduate and postgraduate works. She has also taught Company Law for over 12 years and is well versed in its mechanics. Aisha has participated in numerous conferences and trainings worldwide. She is a Member of various professional associations that include: the Nigerian Bar Association, the Nigerian Law Teachers Association and the International Federation of Women Lawyers. Aisha is married with children.

She is a member of several professional bodies, including the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA), the Nigerian Law Teachers Association (NLTA), and the International Federation of Women Lawyers (FIDA).