Abia State University has announced the appointment of Mike Ozekhome (SAN), a distinguished constitutional lawyer and prominent human rights activist, as a Visiting Professor of Law at its Faculty of Law, beginning from the 2022/2023 academic session.
In the letter sighted by this media, dated April 5, 2023, and signed by the Vice Chancellor of the University, Prof O.M. Ogbulu, the University wrote interiliac, as follows:
“This is in recognition of your outstanding contributions to national human rights advocacies, constitutional law and enviable professional standing in the Legal profession.
“It is our hope that your association with the Faculty of Law, Abia State University, will support its academic endeavors and provide the highest source of wise counsel in that discipline, given your pedigree and contacts”.
The University in the letter also undertook to provide accommodation and feeding to Professor Ozekhome while on campus; and accord him honorarium and travel expenses to and from the University. ABSU however wrote that the position does not however include entitlement to promotion, gratuity or pension. It would be recalled that the Afe Babalola University, Ado-Ekiti (ABUAD) had earlier in the year appointed Professor Ozekhome, SAN, as a Visiting Professor of Law in the College of Law.