FG suspends VC, Registrar in FUTA following staff demand

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[Ondo]–The Federal Government through the Ministry of Education, on Thursday, ordered the immediate suspension of the Vice Chancellor of the Federal University of Technology (FUTA), Akure, Prof. Adebiyi Dramola alongside the Registrar, Mrs Modupe Ajayi.

The Chairman of the university’s Joint Action Committee (JAC) and the Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Universities (SSANU), ‎Dele Durojaiye confirmed the suspension.

Recall that the VC and the Bursar, Emmanuel Oresegun have been dragged to court by the EFCC over alleged mismanagement of the institution funds.

They ‎were granted bail by the Akure High Court.The reason why the Registrar was suspended and not the bursar ‎with the VC remained unclear as the time of filling this report.

The Registrar is the Secretary of the University council and her five-year tenure was to lapse on May 31 before the ministers axe on Thursday.

Also the unions had went on strike to protest the refusal of the federal government to sack Prof  Daramola despite his case with EFCC.

‎They have since vowed not to resume work until he steps aside to clear himself of the allegations of mismanagement of the institution funds by the EFCC.

However, on Tuesday, the Non- Teaching Staff Unions of the University called off their seven-month old industrial action.

Recall that the federal government had also suspended the vice chancellor of the Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta, Olusola Oyewole, who is currently facing a criminal charge in court over allegations of fraud.

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