The vice chancellor of EKSU was arbitrarily removed. The removal is hereby condemned in strong terms and in its entirety.
The university is an autonomous institution with extant rules and governing regulations. The appointment and removal of a VC has procedures under the laws of the university. In order to prevent unnecessary crisis, administrative problems, due process should be followed in governing of the university.
ASUU-EKSU chairman, Prof. Olufayo Olu-Olu, in Ado-Ekiti on Sunday said Fayemi’s action did not follow due process. Olu-Olu said the governor lacked the powers to remove the VC, adding that, “It is the university’s Governing Council that has the power to remove the VC, after following due process.”
Recall that Fayemi had, in a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Yinka Oyebode, last Tuesday, removed EKSU VC alongside the Chief Medical Director of Ekiti State University Teaching Hospital, Dr. Kolawole Ogundipe; and Provost of College of Education, Ikere-Ekiti, Prof. Mojisola Oyarekua; and announced their replacement in acting capacity.
The governor’s action followed the report of the visitation panels to the institutions and approval by the State Executive Council of the White Paper on the report.