The Governing Council of Federal University, Gashua in Yobe State has approved the elevation of Dr. Maimuna Waziri to the rank of Professor of Analytical Chemistry.
According to a statement by the university’s head of information and protocol, Adamu Saleh her elevation was approved during the council’s third meeting held recently at the university.
Professor Maimuna Waziri, who is currently the Dean of the Faculty of Science of the University, becomes the second indigenous female Professor in the history of Yobe state.
Born in 1966 at Gashua town in Bade local government area, Maimuna started her academic career at University of Maiduguri as a Graduate Assistant in 1987 shortly after her graduation from Bayero University Kano, where she bagged her B.sc degree in Chemistry in 1986.
Thereafter, she proceeded for her Master’s degree at University of Ibadan where she obtained M.sc degree in Physical Chemistry in 1990. She obtained her PhD degree in Analytical Chemistry from University of Maiduguri, in 2006. She then continued with her lecturing career with the Department of Chemistry, University of Maiduguri where she rose to the rank of Senior Lecturer.
In 1997, she was called upon to serve her state as a commissioner for Women Affairs and Social Development and later commissioner for Commerce and Industries from 1998-1999.
She also served as a Special Assistant to the Executive Governor of Yobe State on Industrial Development from 1999-2001 and Director of Science and Technology, ministry of education, Damaturu from 2001-2007.
Professor Waziri was part of the Team saddled with the responsibility of establishing Yobe State University and when the university took off in 2007, she joined as a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Chemistry and at the same time appointed the Director, School of Basic and Remedial studies as well as the Dean, Faculty of Science from 2007-2009.