Dr Emmanuel Ibe Kachikwu, the former Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, has been appointed as a visiting professor of law at the Universities of Benin (UNIBEN), Benin City, Edo State, Afe Babalola University, Ado-Ekiti, Ekiti State, and Baze University, Abuja.

In a statement published this week, Dr Kachikwu’s appointments were in recognition his “exceptional contributions to the legal profession, particularly in the field of energy law and policy.”

Dr Kachikwu finished his doctoral programme at Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts, in a record-breaking 16 months, from September 1980 to December 1981. In 1980, he earned his master’s degree from the same college. He has taught at various Ivy League universities in the United States of Africa as a visiting professor.

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Excerpts from the statement:

“Kachikwu is a renowned lawyer and energy expert, with over 30 years of experience in the industry. He has served in various high-profile positions, including as Nigeria’s Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, where he spearheaded several groundbreaking initiatives aimed at reforming and repositioning the country’s oil and gas sector.”

“In addition to his appointments as visiting Professor in the Nigerian Universities, Dr. Kachikwu has also been granted visiting Professorship appointments by several Ivy League universities in the United States of America.”

“As a visiting professor, Dr. Kachikwu will be sharing his expertise and experience with students and the faculty, engaging in research and academic activities, and contributing to the development of the legal profession in Nigeria and beyond.”

“The University bodies expressed their excitement to welcome Dr. Kachikwu to their academic community and look forward to the valuable insights and knowledge he will bring to the institutions.”