Federal Government has appointed 42 Royal Fathers as Chancellors to Federal Universities across the country for effective service delivery and national development.

The Minister of Education, Mallam Adamu Adamu at a media briefing in Abuja said the Royal Fathers were appointed from their kingdoms and primary constituencies to other kingdoms in a bid to enhance national Unity.

Among those appointed Chancellors are; for the University of Ibadan, Sultan of Sokoto, H.E Alhaji Muhammadu Sa’ad Abubakar III, for the University of Nigeria Nsuka, The Ooni of Ife, HRM Oba Adeyeye Enitan Babatunde, for the Federal University Kashere, Gombe State, HRM Igwe Ambassador Lawrence Agubuzu, Ogbunechendo, Ezema Olo Kingdom.

Others are; for University of Benin, HRM. Tor Tiv, Prof. James Ayatse, for University of Calabar, Emir of Kano, Alhaji Aminu Ado Bayero and HRH. The Etsu Nupe, Alhaji Yahaya Abubakar for Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile Ife among others.

The Minister of Education, Alhaji Adamu Adamu added that the chancellors shall be presented to the university community at an investiture ceremony to be organised by the various universities.