THE Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), Katsina chapter, has welcomed the sacking of the Vice Chancellor of Umaru Musa Yar’adua University, Katsina, Professor Sanusi Mamman and the Pro-Chancellor of the institution, Mu’uta Ibrahim.
It will be recalled that on Wednesday night, after the State Executive Council (SEC) meeting, which was presided over by the governor of Katsina State, Aminu Masari, the state government announced the sacking of the two academics.
Ruwangodiya said that: “After the four-hour holistic study of the white paper reports on the visitation panel’s recommendations, it was established that there are procedural bridges, financial misconduct, and other moral issues, and the government must take far-reaching decisions to save the university from being crippled.
Speaking on the adoption of the recommendations of the white paper, the SA to the governor on Higher Education said: “At the SEC meeting, we deliberated and subjected the white paper recommendations to a holistic analysis before we came up with the decisions.
The aim was to come up with the decisions that would bring back the glory of the UMYU, which the state would be proud of, and that would be a source of pride for the Nigerian academic community and the international community.’’
Meanwhile, the chairman of ASUU of the university branch, Murtala Kwarah, on Thursday morning confirmed that the members of the union welcomed the removal of the Vice Chancellor and the Pro-Chancellor, while pleading that the government work on appointing another Vice Chancellor.