The Executive Governor of Kwara state, Abdulfatah Ahmed, has said it is solely the prerogative of the Kwara State University (KWASU) Governing Council to recruit a new Vice Chancellor as the incumbent’s tenure expires.
Governor Ahmed, in a statement issued by his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Communications, Dr. Muyideen Akorede, said social media claims that he attempted to tele-guide the selection process of a new Chief Executive for KWASU in favour of particular candidates are completely not true.
While dismissing the post currently circulating on social media, Ahmed also dissociated his office or his aides from any attempt to foist anyone on the institution as Vice Chancellor.
The Governor said he has briefed by the Ministry of Tertiary Education, Science and Technology, KWASU’s supervisory ministry, that the university is yet to receive any response to its recent advertisement for a new Vice Chancellor, not to talk of skewing the selection process in favour of any candidate.
According to the Governor Ahmed, the recruitment of a new Vice Chancellor for KWASU will follow guidelines enshrined in the law establishing the university which mandates the Governing Council to supervise the process and forward shortlisted candidates to the state governor for approval.
While urging the general public to disregard the rumour, the governor re-emphasized his administration’s standing commitment to due process and respect for lawful institutions, even as it prepares to handover.
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