FUTA and FUNAAB Vice Chancellors Suspended By FG
The vice chancellors of two of most respected universities in Nigeria were on Thursday, May 11 suspended by the federal government.
Corruption allegations leveled against them by Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Universities (SSANU) on Wednesday, May 10.
On Thursday, May 11, the Nigerian government suspended the vice chancellors of Federal University of Technology Akure (FUTA) and Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta (FUNAAB), Prof Adebiyi
Daramola and Prof Olusola Oyewole respectively.
SSANU had called for the sack of four Vice Chancellors of Nigerian universities over alleged corruption.
Among the four VCs listed by SSANU were Prof Daramola and Prof Oyewole.
The letter of suspension signed by Dr Hussaini Adamu, the acting Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Education, indicated that they were suspended in connection with their ongoing trial at the behest of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).
The two university VCs were instructed to handover to the most senior Deputy Vice-Chancellors of their respective institutions.
Mrs Alawode, the head of Directorate of Public Relations in FUNAAB says that consultations are in progress with the university administration on the true position of things, while a formal statement will be issued in due course.
Meanwhile, all normal academic and administrative activities are ongoing unabated, in the university.