The Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Universities on Wednesday in Abuja called for the sack of four Vice Chancellors of Nigerian universities over alleged corruption leveled against them.
SSANU National President, Mr. Samson Ugwoke, made the call when the union picketed the University of Abuja.
Ugwoke listed the alleged corrupt vice-chancellors as those of the Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta; Federal University of Technology, Akure; University of Abuja, and Plateau State University.
“Any Vice-Chancellor that has been alleged of corruption and arraigned before a competent court must be directed to step aside in line with Public Service Rule.
“If judges alleged of corruption were directed to step aside pending the determination of criminal charges proffered against them, why not Vice-Chancellors?
“Vice-Chancellors have no immunity and Government must not create immunity where it does not exist.
“The Federal Government must ensure the protection of whistle blowers at the Federal Universities.
“We also demand the reversal of all punitive actions like, demotions, denial of annual increments and promotion, wicked posting, among others, against our members.
“We also demand that the Chairman and Secretary of SSANU, University of Abuja chapter, Mr. Jude Nwabueze, and Mr. Nurudeen Yusuf be recalled back to work with immediate effect.
“We demand that high-powered Visitation Panel be set up by the Federal Government for all the Federal universities to investigate the administration of finances, employment and other aspects of governance of the university system,” he said.
Ugwoke also called on the Federal Government to set up a special committee to investigate the spate of impunity in the university system and the victimisation of SSANU leaders in the recent times.
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