The Senate of the Federal University, Oye-Ekiti (FUOYE), on Thursday, passed a vote of confidence in the administration of the vice chancellor, Professor Abayomi Fasina.
A statement by the Special Adviser on Media Matters to the vice chancellor, Wole Balogun, said the Senate passed the vote of confidence in Professor Fasina for his “exemplary leadership.”
The meeting was held at the Faculty of Science auditorium of the institution.
He said the senate, during its statutory meeting held at the Faculty of Science auditorium, passed the vote of confidence in the vice chancellor against the false news allegedly being carried by those he described as faceless people.
Fasina was appointed in January to replace Kayode Soremekun as the vice-chancellor.
According to Balogun, the motion to pass a vote of confidence was moved by Professor Olajide Oladele, the chairman, Committee of Deans, FUOYE.
Last month, a group accused Fasina of collecting double salary from Ekiti State University and FUOYE.
Since his appointment as vice-chancellor, two senior officials of FUOYE have been allegedly enmeshed in scandals. In April, the university’s registrar, Olatunbosun Odusanya, was sacked by the governing council over irregularities in appointments into the institution. Two weeks later, the bursar, Bolatito Akande, was suspended over misconduct.
While moving the motion for the confidence vote, however, Professor Oladele, listed positive achievements and impacts made by the Fasina-led administration since he took over from his predecessor, Professor Kayode Soremekun, on February 11, 2021.
These include promotion of over 20 academic staffers, whose promotion to professorial cadre had been delayed for years; purchase of fully-packaged tractor and other equipment to boost agricultural revolution in FUOYE, and approval of the take-off of FUOYE College of Medicine in October.
He also listed provision of amenities, such as electricity and pipe-borne water; establishment of a printing press, livestock farming, bakery and canteen, courtesy of the newly-created FUOYE Ventures.
Others were provision of a 50-seater shuttle bus for subsidised transport system for members of staff, and provision of Toyota Sienna car for the Students Union, led by Alabi Johnson, among others.
He also listed the general peace and rest of mind on campus, which he said was missing in the last administration.
According to Balogun, all the members of the Senate were unanimous in the decision.