FUTA crisis ’ll end soon, says Pro-Chancellor
Ten weeks into the ongoing industrial action by the workers’ unions at the Federal University of Technology, Akure (FUTA), the council of the institution has set up an 18- man committee to investigate the lingering crisis.
Pro-Chancellor and Chairman of Council of the university, Dr. Mohammed Shata made this known recently at a press conference in Abuja. The crisis was fueled by the Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Universities (SSANU), Non-Academic Staff Union (NASU) and the National Association of Academic Technologists (NAAT), who were calling for the removal of the Vice- Chancellor FUTA, Prof. Adebiyi Daramola, over the ongoing investigation by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) and the audit of the university.
Shata who lamented the extent of damages worth millions of naira, noted that the committee was given six weeks to submit their report and recommendation.
He however lamented that all efforts made so far to end the impasse which has caused immense loss and damage to the university as well as the disruption of the academic calendar and programmes yielded no result.
But then, he said, there is hope that things would return to normal soon in the university.