The Vice-Chancellor of the University of Uyo, Prof Enefiok Essien has finally put to rest insinuations that he picked his Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Administration, Prof Nyaudoh Ndaeyo to succeed him as the VC of the institution.
Essien made the clarification during his end of tenure media chat, affirming that the process that led to the choice of his successor was transparent and in line with the law governing the appointment of a Vice-Chancellor.
According to him, “I didn’t play any role in the emergence of my successor other than being a member of the Council and I had a duty to vote like other members and I voted.”
Essien, a Professor of Law and Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN), said he ran an open door administration which led to the enduring peace and security on the campuses, with staff and students being top on his agenda as well as physical and massive infrastructure development, among others.
He said, “Peace is the fulcrum around which all other activities revolve. We had peace on the campuses. This is the first time the university was not closed down because of a local strike or demonstration. That sounds like a record.
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