President Bola Tinubu has nominated former Nigerian Law School Director General and Vice-chancellor of Baze University Professor Tahir Mamman SAN as minister.
The university was founded by the vice-presidential candidate of the Labour Party in the 2023 poll Datti Baba-Ahmed.
Mamman’s name was contained in the second batch of the ministerial nominees sent to the senate on Wednesday.
Professor Tahir Mamman, OON, SAN, the second Vice-Chancellor of Baze University brings in a diverse, all-round wealth of experience in management of tertiary institutions and general administration spanning well over three decades. He was the immediate past Director-General of the Nigerian Law School. He was in that post for 8 years.
His Tenure in the Law School recorded unparalleled massive development in the programmes of the school, infrastructure, staff development, international linkages, and staff and students welfare and wellbeing. He was the pioneer Head and Deputy Director-General of the Kano Campus of the Nigerian Law School.
He cut his academic and administrative teeth in the University of Maiduguri where he had become a Head of Department, Acting Dean of Law at various times, and substantive Dean of Students Affairs, catering for the welfare and social development of over 30,000 students at that time.
In September 2015, he was conferred as a senior advocate of Nigeria (SAN). In recognition of his efforts, the Federal Government of Nigeria gave him the national honour of Officer of the Order of the Niger (OON).
He was for 3 years a member of the Board of International Association of Law Schools, based in Washington.
Mamman joined party politics in 2014 after completing his tenure as DG of the Nigeria Law School. He ran for Adamawa State governorship election on the platform of the APC in December 2014 along with three other aspirants.
In June 2020, the APC national executive committee appointed and inaugurated him as a member representing the northeast geopolitical zone/ acting national vice chairman, north east in the national caretaker/extraordinary convention planning committee.