President Muhammadu Buhari’s appointment of a former vice chancellor of Kwara State University (KWASU), Prof Abdulrasheed Na’allah, as vice chancellor of the University of Abuja (UNIABUJA), has been faulted by the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU).
The union made its stance public in a statement jointly signed by its University of Ibadan (UI) chairman, Prof Deji Omole, and its Ibadan zonal coordinator, Dr Ade Adejumo, The Nation reports.
Neareel.com gathered that ASUU said Na’allah’s appointment would make a mockery of the government’s anti-corruption fight as he had been allegedly indicted by a visitation panel under former Governor Abdulfattah Ahmed.
According to the union, Na’allah was indicted of financial recklessness, maladministration and abuse of due process as entrenched in the university’s laws, in the visitation panel’s 2016 report. The statement said: “A government that claims to be fighting corruption is protecting people alleged for corruption and compensating them with appointment. “Example is the case of KWASU vice chancellor, who was indicted by the visitation panel set up by former governor Abdulfattah Ahmed’s administration.
The White Paper recommendations were not implemented; they were suppressed by politicians. “Now, the government of President Buhari has appointed the same person as the vice chancellor of the University of Abuja. He has even resumed while his tenure is yet to lapse in KWASU, thereby occupying two vice chancellorship seats.” |Neareel TV