Proud AUN parent and former Commissioner for Environment in Adamawa State, Usman Wurochekke, became the first recipient of the Parent Recognition Award of the American University of Nigeria.
As part of activities marking the Founder’s Day celebrations, Hon Usman was cheered on to the podium where President Dekle read a stirring citation on him before presenting him, along with the BoT Chair Akin Kekere-Ekun, with a plaque to honor his long association with the university.
A very important classroom in the School of Arts and Sciences building was dedicated and named after the Wurochekke family, while the President conveyed the community’s gratitude for his contribution to the progress and development of the university.
Hon Wurochekke hails from a family of clerics and traditional rulers in one of the most historic neighborhoods of Yola main township, Wuro Chekke.
He began his career in the public service as a Marketing Officer with the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) in 1981. He then served in different capacities and locations rising to become the Depot Manager. He retired from NNPC in 1998. Alhaji Wurochekke served twice as Honorable Commissioner in Adamawa State, in the Ministry of Environment and Ministry of Agriculture from 2007 to 2012. In these positions, he successfully initiated several humanitarian programs and projects.
Reported by Nelly Ating
See the full citation on Hon Usman Mohammed Wurochekke
THE USMAN MOHAMMAD WUROCHEKKE FAMILY CLASSROOM
AMERICAN UNIVERSITY OF NIGERIA
PARENT RECOGNITION AWARD, 2017
The American University of Nigeria is pleased to name one of its classrooms (AS 224) in the School of Arts & Sciences Building in honor of Alhaji Usman Mohammad Wurochekke and his family.
Alhaji Wurochekke is from a family of clerics and rulers in one of the most historic neighborhoods of Yola main township, Wuro Chekke. He attended the prestigious Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, from 1977 to 1980, graduating with a Bachelor of Science in Economics. In 1987, he obtained a postgraduate diploma in Economics of Energy and Development and a Master of Science degree in Energy Economics from the University of Surrey, England, the United Kingdom.
Mr. Wurochekke began his career in the public service as a Marketing Officer with the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) in 1981. He served in different capacities and locations rising to become the Depot Manager. He retired from NNPC in 1998. From 2007 to 2012, Mr. Wurochekke served twice as Honorable Commissioner in Adamawa State: the Ministry of Environment and Ministry of Agriculture. In these positions, he successfully initiated several humanitarian programs and projects.
Mr. Wurochekke’s enrollment of his children at AUN in the last 10 years has been very consistent and indeed the most exemplary. He has enrolled and graduated nine of his children from both AUN and AUN Schools. Those that have graduated include Mr. Muktar Usman, Software Engineering (AUN’s inaugural class of 2009,) Ms. Zainab Shamsiya Usman, Computer Science (Class of 2013,) Ms. Hadiza Usman, Economics (Class of 2017). Current students include Mr. Abubakar Khalifa Usman majoring in Accountancy, Mr. Saeed Sabir Usman majoring in Marketing, Mr. Yusuf Ayman Usman majoring in Software Engineering and Ms. Aliyah Usman majoring in Law. At the AUN Schools, Mr. Wurochekke also has children, Ms. Rabiatu Usman, an SS2 student at the AUN Academy (Secondary), and Ms. Saudatu Wajiha Usman, a grade 7 (JS2) student at the AUN Academy (American Track).
It is with deep gratitude that the AUN community dedicate and name classroom 224 (Arts & Sciences) in honor of the family of Alhaji Usman Mohammad Wurochekke in recognition of his contributions to the development and progress of the American University of Nigeria.