THE Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Universities, (SSANU) has urged President Muhammadu Buhari to sack the Governing Council of the Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta (FUNNAB), Vice Chancellor Prof Olusola Oyewole.
Oyewole, Pro-Chancellor Adeseye Ogunlewe and Bursar Moses Olusola Ilesanmi are being tried for alleged corruption by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).
The Union wants the government to appoint neutral persons to manage the institution’s affairs.
It urged the government to appoint an acting Bursar based on seniority, experience and competence, pending the conclusion of proceedings against the accused.
In a November 28 letter to the Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu, the union reminded the government of public service rules, which state that when a public officer is charged with a criminal offence, he should be interdicted from his duties.
The letter, signed by National President Samson Chijioke Ugwoke, is entitled: “Prof Olusola Bandele Oyewole and others should step aside as principal officers of the Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta, FUNAAB”.
It reminded the government that the Vice-Chancellor was recently arraigned in an Ogun State High Court.
The letter reads:
We wish to remind the minister that the governing council unlawfully terminated the appointment of 23 members of staff, including the whistle blowers out of malice.