The East Carolina University (ECU) has denied appointing the Kano State Governor, Abdullahi Ganduje, as a visiting professor.
Management of the ECU said the letter Mr Ganduje got from a member of its faculty was unauthorised by the appropriate officials.
In a response mail to PremiumTimes, the management said the letter was signed by its Interim Provost and Senior Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs, B. Grant Hayes.
“It has been brought to my attention that you received a letter from a faculty member dated November 30, 2020, that appeared to offer an unpaid appointment in the “International Center for IT and Development” at East Carolina University College of Business.
“I must inform you that the letter you received from Dr. Victor Mbarika, on November 30, 2020 does not convey an authorized offer of appointment or establish any position of scholar or professor at East Carolina University (“ECU”).
“Only the Chancellor, myself, or another official identified in ECU’s published statement on Delegation of Contracting Authority for the Division of Academic Affairs may authorize or sign appointment letters under which faculty are employed. Dr. Mbarika is not such an official,” the official stated.