The Governing Council of the Kwara State University (KWASU) has described the appointment of an Acting Vice Chancellor for the state-owned university as illegal.
In a statement on Wednesday in Ilorin by the chairman of the council, Prof. Saka Nuru, the Governing Council disassociated itself from the appointment of Prof. Kenneth Adeyemi as the Acting VC.
The Executive Governor of Kwara state, Abdulfatah Ahmed had in a statement by the Commissioner for Tertiary Education, Science and Technology, Mallam Abdullahi Alikinla, announced the appointment of Prof. Adeyemi.
The statement also instructed the incumbent VC, Prof. Abdulrasheed Na’Allah, to proceed on terminal leave as his tenure would expire in July, asking him to hand over to the Acting VC who would take charge of responsibilities relating to the smooth running of the university.
“Governor Ahmed took the decisions in the exercise of the powers conferred on him by the Kwara State University Law 2009 as amended which empowers the Visitor to the university to appoint and remove the Vice Chancellor for good cause and following due consultations,” the statement stated.
But the institution’s Governing Council, in its statement, insisted that the directive was not in line with the university’s law.
“This action of the state government is illegal and the Governing Council of Kwara State University has no hand in the directive,” the council’s statement said.