The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has criticised the appointment of Prof. AbdulRasheed Na’Allah, former Vice Chancellor of Kwara State University (KWASU), as the new VC of the University of Abuja (UniAbuja) by President Muhammadu Buhari (PMB)
According to ASUU, appointing Na’Allah, who was allegedly indicted by a visitation panel, would make a mockery of the government’s fight against corruption.
In a statement jointly signed by the Chairman of ASUU, University of Ibadan (UI) branch, Prof Deji Omole and the Ibadan Zonal Coordinator, Dr. Ade Adejumo, the union recalled that Prof. Na’Allah had been indicted by the visitation panel under former Gov. Abdulfattah Ahmed.
The union made it known that the visitation panel’s report of 2016 indicted Prof. Na’Allah of financial recklessness, maladministration and abuse of due process as entrenched in the institution’s laws.
Omole and Adejumo disclosed that while the tenure of Na’Allah lapses at KWASU on the 27th of July, he has since resumed in UniAbuja has Vice Chancellor.
“A government that claims to be fighting corruption is protecting people alleged for corruption and compensating them with appointments. Example is the case of KWASU VC, who was indicted by the visitation panel set up by former Gov. Ahmed of Kwara state.
“The white paper recommendations were not implemented, they were suppressed by politicians. Now, the government of President Buhari has appointed the same person as the VC of UniAbuja. He has even resumed while his tenure is yet to lapse in KWASU, thereby occupying two Vice Chancelloship seats,” the statement said.
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