The Law Establishing Benson Idahosa University states that the Governing Council shall be the governing authority of the University and shall have the custody, control and disposition of all the property and finances of the University and except as may be otherwise provided in the law, shall manage and superintend generally the affairs of the University and in any matter concerning the University not provided for by or under the Law, Council may act in such a manner as appear to its best calculated to promote the interests, objects and purpose of the University.
The Governing Council of Benson Idahosa University operates the following Statutory Committees such as:
The Governing Council of Benson Idahosa University is also represented in some ad hoc Committees which have members representing other constituencies within the University, viz;
Since the Governing Council is charged with the general control and superintendence of the University, it implies that it has to work in harmony with the University Management.
Apart from relating with Management, the Governing Council of Benson Idahosa relates its activities to the social, cultural and economic needs of its communities and the improvement of excellent working relationship with all stakeholders within the University especially the Academic, non-Teaching and the Resident Advisors.
The present Governing Council is made up of twelve (12) members and is chaired by Engr. (Dr.) G.O. Isibor, ably supported by Rev. M.J. Okagbare as the Secretary. The Desk Officer of Council is Mr. G.F. Orhewere.
|Engr. G. O. Isibor||Chairman|
|Prof. J.A. Okhuoya||Vice President/Member|
|Prof. Ernest Izevbigie||Vice Chancellor/Member|
|Rt. Rev. Samuel A. Imoukhuede||External Member|
|Engr. Emmanuel Egbagbe||External Member|
|Rt. Rev. Festus Akhimien||External Member|
|Mrs. Evon Howard||External Member|
|Prof. Macdonald Idu||External Member|
|Pharm. M. A. Audu||Member (Representing NUC)|
|Prof. Sam Guobadia||Member (Representing Senate)|
|Prof. (Mrs.) C. L. Igeleke||Member (Representing Senate)|
|M.J. Okagbare||Registrar/Secretary to Council|