Browsing: Mallam Adamu Adamu

The body in a statement by its President General, Comrade Eric Oluwole on Tuesday expressed worry about current strike action by the Academic Staff Union of Nigerian Universities, which has disrupted activities in the nation’s universities. It described the action of the teachers as “an action too many on the citadel of higher learning in Nigeria and obvious recurring hopelessness on the part of government to  promote  marketable higher institutions in the country.”

A brief recap of the rumpus. On August 12, 2020, the UNILAG Governing Council, then under the headship of Dr. Wale Babalakin (SAN), in a majority vote, at a decisive meeting of the body, relieved the just reinstated VC of his appointment (then), following allegations of abuse of office, financial recklessness and many infractions in award of contracts. This action, expectedly, did not go down well with Prof. Ogundipe and as such immediately headed to court to contest the Governing Council’s decision.

The directive was handed down by the Minister of Education, Mallam Adamu Adamu in a statement signed by his Director of Press and Public Relations, Ben Goong and made available to newsmen in Abuja on Wednesday.