A newly established University in Oyo State southwest Nigeria, Atiba University, has just named a former Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Alfa Belgore as its first Chancellor; the installation took place the at the official launching of the private university, the fifth in Oyo State.
A representative of the facilitator of the university, Prof. Olu Obafemi, said Justice Belgore was chosen because of his outstanding public service and rich contributions to Nigeria.
The former CJN has accepted the offer, TheNation reported, Belgore described education as one of the greatest bedrocks of development. He hailed the location in Oyo, describing it as appropriate because old Oyo Empire united ethnic groups and promoted education.
About Justice Alfa Belgore
Salihu Modibbo Alfa Belgore, CON, GCFR, is a Nigerian Jurist and former Chief Justice of Nigeria. He was born on January 17, 1937 in Ilorin, the Kwara State Capital.
He received a bachelor’s degree in Law in 1963 and also trained at Inner Temple for one year before he returned to Nigeria in 1964 and served magistrate in Northern Nigeria. In 1986, he was appointed to the bench of the Supreme Court of Nigeria as Justice.
He held several positions in the judiciary before he was appointed as Chief Justice of Nigeria on July 2006, a position he held until January 2007 when he retired