Governing Council

Governing Council

Council is the highest policy making body of the University. It has the responsibility for general   control and superintendence over the policies, finances and property of the University and lays broad guidelines for the management of the affairs of the University. Furthermore, based on the provision of the Universities (Miscellaneous Provision) (Amendment) Act 2003 otherwise known as the Universities Autonomy Act, the Councils of Federal Universities now have the added powers to appoint Vice-Chancellors, Deputy Vice-Chancellor and other Principal Officers. The Governing Council has a Chairman who is appointed by Government and is also known as Pro- Chancellor, plus five external members and six internal members, and the Registrar who serves as Secretary to Council.

The Governing Council’s Statutory Committees

The statutory committees of Council include the following:

  • Finance & General Purposes Committee (F&GPC)
  • University Tenders Board
  • Appointments & Promotions Committee (A&PC)
  • Council’s Disciplinary Committee

Budget Monitoring Committee


Full membership of the Governing Council are as follows:  

S/N NAME Membership  
1 Professor Munzali Jibril Chairman  
2 Mallam Tijjani Musa Isa Member  
3 Alhaji Abdullahi Attah Member  
4 Surveyor Ifeanyi Osego Member  
5 Mr. Philemon Musa Member  
6 Dr. (Mrs.) Nwadei Chioma Fed. Ministry of Education Representative  
7 Professor Liman Muhammad Sanusi Member  
8 Professor Martin G. Ogbe Member  
9 Professor Victor S. Dugga Member  
10 Professor Emmanuel H. Kwon-Ndung Member  
11 Professor Dauda Musa Enna Member  
12 Professor Josephine Egbor Odey Member  
13 Professor Okwute James Abah Member  
14 Dr. Abubakar H. Ahmed II Member  
15 Dr. Idris O. Jibrin Registrar/Secretary  


King W.S. Joshua IgbugburuX (JP) C.O.N, Ibenanawei of Bomo Kingdom, pioneer  chairman, Bayelsa State Council of Traditional Rulers

His Royal Majesty, King Warri Safigha Joshua Igbugburu X was born on August 21, 1938 to the family of Joshua Idenghe and Gbalipre Amienyo. He is the grandson of late King Amienyo Igberigbagha.

King Joshua Igbugburu X (JP) C.O.N. had his early education at the St. James Standard    School, Ekowe, and later proceeded to P.T.C Oleh where he successfully completed a teacher training course and obtained his G.C.E.

Born to lead, King Joshua, from childhood, exhibited leadership potentials and went to the leadership training course at Awgu (then Eastern Region) where he sharpened his leadership skills.

Equipped for leadership, His Royal Majesty King W. S. Joshua Igbugburu X, (JP) C.O.N was on July 10, 1958, installed the Amananawei of Ekowe, when he was a pupil teacher at the age of 18. He inherited the title from his maternal parents’ lineage.

In 1969, following the death of the clan head, late M. S. Torufa, King Joshua Igbugburu X (JP) C.O.N was installed Ibenanawei of Bomo Kingdom. His installation was in recognition of his dynamic leadership and high sense of responsibility.

As a Clan Head, King W.S Joshua Igbugburu X (JP) C.O.N demonstrated an abiding faith in unity and progress of the Bomo Kingdom, Ijaw, Rivers and Bayelsa State in general.

He is a champion of unity and cordial relationship among the 21 towns and 30 villages constituting the central, eastern and western Bomo. 

King Igbugburu X (JP) C.O.N., who earned his titles through sheer diligence and commitment to service, used to hold frequent meetings with chiefs to promote good neighbourliness, encourages community development and spearheads viable development projects.

He was the chairman of the old Rivers State Council of Traditional Rulers, Chairman Rivers/Bayelsa states Council of Traditional Rulers and Chairman, Peace Committee of Traditional Rulers, Old Rivers State.

He was also a member of the National Council of Traditional Rulers, ex-member, Bayelsa State Security Council, Grand Patron of Bayelsa State Youth Federation of Nigeria and Patron of Africa Youth and Ex-kings Assembly Member, Africa.

His love for peace and mutual understanding goes beyond Bomo Kingdom to his intervention in youth crisis, chieftaincy and boundary disputes.