The Federal Government has sacked the Vice Chancellors of 12 Federal Universities established by the Goodluck Jonathan administration.
Also affected by the sack is the Vice Chancellor of the National Open University of Nigeria, Prof. Vincent Tenebe.
In the statement announcing the sack, the government gave no reason for the action.
A short statement by the Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu in Abuja, on Saturday, simply said President Muhammadu Buhari, had approvedthe appointment of new Vice Chancellors for the Universities.
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But the decision is already generating ripples, with some members of the intelligentsia claiming that it is only the Governing Council of NOUN of which Mr Tenebe is a member, that could only remove him.
A human rights organisation, Coalition of Civil Society Groups has protested against the sack in a letter to Buhari, demanding the reversal of the decision in which the NOUN VC was replaced with Prof. Abdalla Uba Adamu of the Department of Mass Communication, Bayero University, Kano.
The substantive Vice Chancellor of the Federal University, Dutse, Jigawa State, Prof. Mohammed Kundiri, was transferred to the Federal University, Wukari, Taraba State
PRESIDENT MUHAMMADU BUHARI HAS APPROVED THE APPOINTMENT OF NEW
VICE CHANCELLORS FOR THE 12 UNDERLISTED UNIVERSITIES.
1- FEDERAL UNIVERSITY,OYE EKITI,
2- FEDERAL UNIVERSITY DUTSE, JIGAWA STATE:
Prof Fatima Batoul Mukhtar
3- FEDERAL UNIVERSITY BIRNIN KEBBI -Prof Auwal H Yadudu
4- FEDERAL UNIVERSITY DUTSENMA, KATSINA STATE-Prof.Haruna Abdu Kaita
5- FEDERAL UNIVERSITY GASHUA, YOBE STATE- Prof Abdrew Haruna
6-FEDERAL UNIVERSITY LAFIA, NASARAWA STATE-
Prof.Muhammad sanusi Liman
7- FEDERAL UNIVERSITY GUSAU, ZAMFARA STATE-
Prof Magaji Garba
8- FEDERAL UNIVERSITY LOKOJA-Prof Angela Freeman Miri
9- FEDERAL UNIVERSITY KASHERE, GOMBE STATE-
Prof Alhassan Muhammad Gani
10- FEDERAL UNIVERSITY NDIFU-ALIKE,EBONYI STATE -Prof Chinedum Nwajiuba
11- FEDRAL UNIVERSITY OTUOKE, BAYELSA STATE-
Prof Seth Accra Jaja
12-FEDERAL UNIVERSITY WUKARI, TARABA STATE-
Prof Muhammad Kundiri.