Adamawa varsity staff accuse VC of misconduct, petition assembly
The petition, which receipt was acknowledged by the House of Assembly Speaker, Alhaji Kabiru Mijinyawa, at the plenary on Wednesday, was referred to the House Committee on Public Complaint, for consideration and advise.
The petitioners, Dr Umar Jongur, Dr Idris Atadashi, Dr Kamkwis Markus, Mr Moses Mairabo and Mallam Khalid Bello, accused the Vice Chancellor of some wrongdoings, among which were administrative high handedness and violation of established rules.
The petitioners requested the suspension of the vice chancellor and the constitution of a visitation panel in line with the university law No. 10 of 2001, section 15 sub section 1, 2 and 3, to investigate the allegations.
Reacting to the development, the vice chancellor, Prof Joshua Shall, said he was just hearing about the petition, and that the petitioners did not give him a copy as expected.
Shall, who assumed office in October last year, said he met a lot of problems in the university community, including a court case.
He said that his effort to put things right might not have gone down well with some people, who wanted the status-quo, maintained.
” There are some splinter groups that are trying to ensure that there is problem in the campus”, shall said
Also speaking, the branch chairman of the Academic staff union of Universities (ASUU), Mr Molem Ishaku, who declared the union support for the vice chancellor, said the petitioners were on their own.
” They have no reason to embark on what they are doing; if the have any scores to settle, he is the chief executive; why can’t they meet him, ” he said
Ishaku said based on such petitions, the EFCC recently visited the school, adding that if there was something serious, the commission would have arrested the vice chancellor.
According to him, it is unfair for people to start finding fault at all cost with the vice chancellor, who assumed office less than a year ago, particularly in the face of the security challenges that affected the institution,forcing it to close for months.