By Shola Abayomi.
The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has frowned at the appointment of Professor Abdulrasheed Na’allah as Vice Chancellor of the University of Abuja.
The Union accused President Muhammadu Buhari of compensating indicted persons with federal appointments, yet claims to fight corruption.
ASUU, in a statement jointly signed by the University of Ibadan Chairman of the union, Professor Deji Omole and the Ibadan Zonal Coordinator, Dr. Ade Adejumo, disclosed that the appointment of the Vice Chancellor of Kwara State University (KWASU), Professor Abdulrasheed Na’allah as UNIABUJA VC, ridicules the anti-corruption mantra of the Buhari-led Federal Government.
According to ASUU, Prof. Na’allah who has resumed his new position at the University of Abuja while his tenure is yet to lapse in KWASU, thereby occupying two vice chancellorship seats, was indicted by the visitation panel report of 2016 of financial recklessness, maladministration and abuse of due process as stipulated in the university laws.
“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 the Governor Abdulfattah Ahmed administration.
“The white paper recommendations was not implemented and suppressed by politicians. Now, the government of President Muhammadu Buhari has now appointed the same person as the Vice Chancellor of University of Abuja.
“He has even resumed while his tenure is yet to lapse in KWASU thereby occupying two vice chancellorship seats”, the Union stated.