Some prominent Nigerians which include former Inspector General of Police, Mr Mike Okiro, the Publisher of Champions Newspapers, Chief Emmanuel Iwuanyanwu, former Speakers of House of Representatives, Mr Salisu Buhari (1999), Mr Ghali Na'abba, (2000) former Bauchi governor, Adamu Mauzu, former works minister, Senator Seye Ogunlewe, that of sports, Toafeek Adedoja, PDP chieftains, John Nwodo, Rufai Alkali and Tunde Akogun, were among those approved by President Goodluck Jonathan to be members of the Governing Councils of Federal Government-owned Universities.
In a statement signed by the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Senator Anyim Pius Anyim, those that made the list of the constituted boards are: Mohammed Dewu as Chairman, Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria. Members include, former Inspector General of Police, Mike Okiro, the Managing Director, Sun Publishing Ltd, Tony Onyima, Mrs. Moremi Soyinka-Onijala and Suleiman Lawal Kauru.
Yahaya Mahamood, is Chairman, Abubakar Tafawa Balewa, University, Bauchi. Members include Hajia Hauwa Bukar, Alhaji Isa Tafida Mafindi, Chief Mark Odua, and Dr. (Mrs) Chinweokwu Anyamene-Okeke.
For Bayero University, Kano, former governor of Bauchi Statement Adamu Muazu is Chairman, members Hon. Fatima Rasaki, Prof (Mrs) Josephine Okpoko, Dr.Yakubu Kwari and Alh.(Dr) Ahmad Abubakar.
Former Minister of Works Sen. Ogunseye Ogunlewe is the Chairman of Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta. Members include Chief Kayode Akindele, former Speaker of House of Representatives, Hon. Ghali Na’abba, Prof. Femi Otubanjo and Abba Dasuki.
The Chairman of Federal University of Agric, Makurdi, is Chief Chike Cletus Udenze while members include, Pivlumon Aminde, Princess Ethel Eweka, Rear Admiral Peter Ebeleme (Rtd), and Abdul-Mujib Adetokunbo MumunI.
The Chairman of theFederal University of Technology, Akure is Alhaji Yarima Abdullahi, members are Chief Joel Madaki, Lukman Erogbogbo, Hon. Jelani Mohammed Yauri, and Benjamin Chijioke Nnaji.
Former National Publicity Secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Prof. Ahmed Rufai Alkali, is Chairman, Federal University of Technology, Minna. Members are Dr. Godfrey Imoagene, Ahmed Tahir, Alhaji Abubakar Ibrahim Umar, and former Minister of Sports, Prof. Taoheed Adedoja.
The Chairman of Federal University of Technology, Owerri, is Dr. Emmanuel M. I. Enemuo. Members are Pastor Godwin Akpovie, Bright Nebedun, Gen. T. Hananiya, and Amb. C.C.Agubuzo.
The Chairman of the Federal University of Technology, Yola, is Sanusi Munguno. Members are Dr. Adewunmi Williams, Dr.Kaleel Ibrahim Ahamad, Senator Abubakar Danso Sodangi, (former chairman committee on FCT in the Senate) and Princess Taibat Adeyemi-Agaba.
The Chairman of Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka, is AVM Larry Koiyan (Rtd), members include former PDP Chairman, John Nwodo, Chief (Barr) J. M. Aseh, Buhari Bala and Senator Fidelis Okoro.
The Chairman of the University of Abuja, Abuja is Dr. Samuel Ogbemudia, members include Alhaji Mahe Dange, Prof O. Adegbulube, Aisha S. Mamuda, and Professor Ediga Agbo.
The Chairman of University of Calabar, Calabar is Chief Emmanuel Iwuanyanwu, members are Dr. Phillips Salawu, Sulieman Nakowa, Bassey Ebir Asuquo and Otunba Mohammed Iluoeju.
The Chairman University of Ibadan, Ibadan is Gen. Adeyinka Adebayo (Rtd), members are Amb. Lawrence Ekpebu, Sen. Jubril El-Mas’ud Doguwa, Barr. Samuel Iheoma Nwatu, and Dr. Anthony Uche Mba.
The Chairman of University of Jos, Jos is Chief Don Etiebet, members are Hon. Tunde Akogun (former House leader), Anthony Sani, Alh. Adamu Jamfala, and Mrs. Uju Uzoka.
The Chairman of University of Maiduguri is Kashim Imam, former gubernatorial candidate Borno State. Members are Engr. Paul Attah, Princess Gloria Frazer, Adamu A. Waziri (former commerce minister) and Chief Innocent Okparadike.
The Chairman of University of Port Harcourt, Mr. Gesi Asamowei, members Mrs. Joyce Bozimo, Mohammed Iyimoga, Dr. Nelson Olaniyi and Mr. Okey Ajunwa.
The Chairman of Usman Dan Fodio University, Sokoto is HRH George Oshiaphaghor, members include Hon. Patience Onah Ogodo, Alhaji Yusuf Yabo, Kashim Muktar Mahmud and Alh. Bello Abdullahi Sokoto.
The Chairman of the University of Nigeria, Nsukka is Prof. Emeka Enejere, members are Hon. Salisu Buhari (former Speaker of House of Representative), Chador Labar, Barr. Harison Onwu and Chief Akin Taiwo.
The Chairman of University of Ilorin, Ilorin, Prof. Chukwuma Okonjo, members are Prince Felix Akande, Dr. Abdulrasheed Salam, Dr. S. Ogbere, and Dr. Bayo Aluko-Olokun.
The Chairman of University of Uyo, Akwa-Ibom State, Prof. Kimse Okoko, members are Gen (Dr) John W. Gbor, Alh. Aliyu Kaulaha, Isiah Adegbemiga Abiola and Rev. (Mrs) Grace Ekanem.
The Chairman of the Fed University of Petroleum Resources, Effurun is Sen. Barigha Amange. Members are, Dr. (Mrs) Ngozi Iheduru, Adamu Yusuf Dari, Sen. Victor Kassim Isa-Oyofo, and Dr. Anthony U.Eze.
Anyim said that each University Governing Council shall also include the Vice-Chancellor; the Deputy Vice-Chancellor; and one person from the Federal Ministry of Education.
Others include four persons appointed by the Senate from among its members; two persons appointed by the Congregation from among its members; and one person appointed by Convocation from among its members.
The dates for the formal inauguration of the above Boards will be announced in due course by the Honourable Minister of Education.