1st International Confab on Doctoral Colloquium opens in BUK

1st International Confab on Doctoral Colloquium opens in BUK


The Vice-Chancellor, Professor Muhammad Yahuza Bello today Tuesday 17th November, 2015 declared open, 1st International Conference and Doctoral Colloquium with the theme: Development in Africa: Perspectives, Issues and Trends. The Conference which was organized by the Faculty of Social and Management Sciences took place at the Musa Abdullahi Auditorium, New Campus.

The Vice-Chancellor who was represented by the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Administration), Professor Sadiq Isah Radda said the choice of the conference theme was apt because there was no continent in the world that is more challenged about development like the Continent of Africa. He challenged the participants to come up with visible and workable strategy that would attempt to proffer solution to the issues of under development in the African Continent.

The chairman of the occasion, Professor Emritus Muhammad Sani Zahrandeen, the Grand Imam of Kano, thanked the organizers for choosing him to chair the occasion, adding that corruption had been the major problem that has been bringing underdevelopment in most African countries. He hoped that this conference who do everything humanly possible to make their positive contribution on how to make the current fight against corruption a huge success.

In his speech, the Dean, Faculty of Social and Management Sciences, Professor Bashir Tijjani said the conference was expected to reflect on developmental issues in Africa and beyond and would bring together academics and practitioners to present their research  on developmental issues in Africa.

 Mr. Perry Calderwood, the Canadian Higher Commissioner to Nigeria was the Guest Speaker and spoke extensively on the efforts of the Canadian Government’s assistance to Nigeria on maternal, child, and newborn health as well as on Girl Child marriage. And Sarah Chayes, a Senior Associate, Democracy and Rule of Law Programme, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace (Washington, D.C) spoke on the linkage between corruption and terrorism, saying that ‘corruption can only be eradicated if it is jointly fought along with terrorism. Fighting corruption alone will not lead to achieving the desired objectives. It must be fought along with terrorism.’ she opined.

The Managing Director of Nigeria Deposit Insurance Corporation (NDIC), Alhaji Umaru Ibrahim represented by a Director in the Corporation and Alhaji Mounir Halliru Gwarzo, Director-General, Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) all spoke extensively on their various activities at the conference.