Katsina State Governor, Aminu Bello Masari, has directed immediate resignation of the Vice Chancellor, Umaru Musa Yar’Adua University (UMYU), Prof. Sanusi Mamman, and the Pro-Chancellor, Mu’uta Ibrahim.
This followed the adoption of the recommendations of the White Paper drafting committee on the visitation panel that investigated the activities of the University.
Briefing reporters on adoption of aspects of the committee’s recommendations by the State Executive Council, Special Adviser to the Governor on Higher Education, Dr. Bashir Usman Ruwan Godiya, noted that the committee that drafted the White Paper was headed by the Special Adviser to Governor on Human Capital Development, Muhammad Lawal, who is a seasoned administrator and democrat.
According to him, “it was established that there were procedural breeches and financial misconduct as well as moral issues in the University administration.
“Virtually everything was holistically analysed and they came up with their recommendations based on their findings after inviting different stakeholders in the University to appear or present written or verbal memoranda.
“They came up with a report and the report was presented to the Governor who is the visitor and as part of the procedure, the Governor decided to also appoint another committee that is called the White Paper drafting committee.
“The council directed that the Vice-Chancellor should immediately vacate the office and a process will be initiated that will take care of the recruitment of a new Vice Chancellor for the Umaru Musa Yar’Adua University.”
Katsina State Governor, Aminu Bello Masari warned that his administration will not afford the State-owned Umaru Musa Yar’Adua University (UMYU) to fall into the trap of unabated crisis that will interfere with the academic performance of the institution in providing quality education.