ASUU, SSANU Demand Return Of Sacked Adamawa Varsity VC

Adamawa State Governor, Jibrillah Bindow
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From Tom Garba, Yola
Following the removal of Prof. Joshua David Shall as Vice Chancellor (VC) Adamawa State University (ADSU), the Academic Staff Union of University, (ASUU) and Senior Staff Association of Nigerian University (SSANU) Adamawa state university chapter, have called for the reinstatement of the VC.
The two associations at a joint press conference with journalists in Yola issued a statement signed by the chairman of the union, Abubakar Aliyu Song, in which they attributed the crisis in the university to the absence of the Governing Council, which made some individuals to take advantage and mislead Governor Jibrila Bindow to remove the vice-chancellor despite his good intentions for the university.
“The removal of the vice chancellor was a great setback to the university as it draws the university from the glaring development the university was witnessing before the sudden change. This action contravenes the autonomy of the university and therefore unacceptable to the unions,” they said.
The unions also labelled the imposed Vice chancellor, Dr Moses Zaruwa as a “corrupt man who is guilty of many fraudulent acts in his few weeks in office.”
The statement alleged that Dr Zaruwa was facing corruption charges to the tune of N73 million before the EFCC. They also claimed that Zaruwa “created a parallel ASUU, contributed to the sacking of 25 staff of the university and he imposed mini-laptop on poor students, charging them to pay over N60,000.”
The unions also claimed that “Zaruwa and his mentor Dr Alkassum Abba are power brokers behind all the crises in the university. With their sentiments they disengaged many employed staff of the university.”
The unions therefore advice Bindow “on the need to reconstitute the university’s Governing Council immediate, revisit and reverse the decision of sacking Prof Shall for the progress and development of the university.”


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