FUOYE Registrar Suspended

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Malam Adamu Adamu, Nigeria's Minister of Education

By; OLADELE ADEDAYO, Ado-Ekiti

The Registrar of the Federal University Oye-Ekiti(FUOYE), Mr. Olatunbosun Odusanya has been suspended.

A statement made available to newsmen in Ado-Ekiti on Tuesday, by the Special Adviser on Media Matters to the Vice-Chancellor, Wole Balogun, revealed that Odusanya was suspended by the University Governing Council, being chaired by Dr. Mohammed Yahuza,  to allow for proper investigation into allegations of misconduct leveled against him over irregularities in  recent appointments.

The statement further reveals that
Odusanya’s suspension was conveyed to him in a letter dated April, 20, 2021 and signed by the Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Abayomi Sunday Fasina. The letter was also copied to all appropriate quarters of the University community.

Odusanya’s letter of suspension, which was entitled :  ‘Suspension From the University” , reads in part: “You would please note that consequent upon the consideratiom of the report of the Committee on the review of appointments made in the University from August 1, 2020 to February, 2021 by Council, you were recently queried via our memo Ref. No: FUOYE/VC/CD/007 dated 6th April, 2021, for act of misconduct in the appointments.

“The staff Disciplinary Committee which was constituted by Council has considered your written representation and found it unacceptable to exculpate you from the act of misconduct.

” In line with the Regulations Governing the Conditions of Service of Senior Staff on CONTIS 06 and the above in the University , the Pro-Chancellor and Chairman of Council, on behalf of Council, has directed that your appointment be suspended from the University with half salary, with immediate effect, pending the determination of the case against you.

” Accordingly, you are hereby suspended from the University with half pay with immediate effect.

” Consequently, you are directed to handover all the University property in your possession to the Officer next in rank to you immediately. Your Staff Identity Card should be submitted to the Personnel Affairs Officer. You are also advised to stay away from the premises of the University, except otherwise expressed in writing,” it said.

In another Development, the Deputy Registrar at the VC’s office, Mr. Mufutau Ibrahim, has been appointed by the University Council, as Acting Registrar of FUOYE.

Meanwhile,when contacted, the embattled Registrar confirmed the suspension, saying he has received the letter.

“I have been given the letter. I received it  today when I got to the office and I have no further comment on this issue”, Odusanya said.


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