Kwara State University’s Vice Chancellor Sacked With Immediate Effect

The Vice-Chancellor of Kwara State University, Professor Abdulrasheed Na’Allah has been sacked from office with immediate effect. This was in accordance with a statement ordered by the Kwara government directing him to immediately step down for Professor Kenneth Adeyemi who will now serve as acting Vice Chancellor while Mr Naalah proceeds on terminal leave. Professor Na’Allah would have remained in his position till July 27 when his tenure expires. The Kwara State Commissioner for Tertiary Education, Science and Technology, Abdullahi Alikinla, urged  Adeyemi to “take charge of responsibilities relating to the smooth running of the institution in accordance with the law establishing it. Alikinla shared that Governor Abdulfatah Ahmed took this decision regarding the two professors in the exercise of the powers conferred on him by the Kwara State University Law 2009, as amended. The law, he added, empowers the governor, as the visitor to the University, to appoint and remove the Vice Chancellor for good cause and following due consultations. Reasons have however not been tendered as to why Na’Allah was removed from his position. But according to the Nigerian Tribune, while quoting Professor Nuru, this action is not in tune with the University’s law. “This directive is not in tune with the University’s law and is going to lead to distraction from the Rain Semester examination and the process appointment of principal officers that are currently in progress,” the newspaper quoted Professor Nuru as saying. This action of the state government is illegal and the Governing Council of KWASU has no hand in the directive.”  Photo Credit: Getty

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