The union in a statement jointly signed by the University of Ibadan Chairman of the Union, Professor Deji Omole and the Ibadan Zonal Coordinator Dr Ade Adejumo, stated that the appointment of Professor Abdulrasheed Na’allah, the former VC of Kwara State University as the Vice-Chancellor University of Abuja makes a mockery of President Buhari’s anti-corruption campaign.
ASUU had stated that the visitation panel under former Governor Abdulfattah Ahmed had indicted the former KWASU VC.
The statement further revealed that the visitation panel report of 2016 indicted Professor Na’Allah of financial recklessness, maladministration and abuse of due process as entrenched in the university laws.
The union noted that while his tenure elapsed at Kwara State University on 27th of July, he resumed in the University of Abuja as Vice-Chancellor.
ASUU stated that no matter the offence of an individual who is close to the presidency is, such a person is further rewarded with a federal appointment or treated with kid gloves thereby entrenching corruption and impunity.
In their statement, the union stated that empowering indicted individuals with political offices is a slap on the corruption fight.
ASUU stated that it will only encourage people to be corrupt knowing that a higher office is waiting for them.
“A government that claims to be fighting corruption is protecting people alleged for corruption and compensating them with an appointment.”
“Example is the case of KWASU vice-chancellor, who was indicted by the visitation panel, set up by the Governor Abdulfattah Ahmed administration.”
“The white paper recommendations were not implemented and suppressed by politicians. Now, the government of President Muhammadu Buhari has now appointed the same person as the Vice-Chancellor of the University of Abuja.”
“He has even resumed while his tenure is yet to lapse in KWASU thereby occupying two vice chancellorship seats.”