- The Nigerian government has shared its thoughts on the leadership crises rocking some universities
- The Federal Ministry of Education credited the crises to politicians sponsoring the appointments of vice-chancellor
- According to the government, political leaders are fronting the appointment in the hope of having people to help them manipulate the 2023 elections
The leadership crises rocking some universities across Nigeria have drawn the attention of the federal government.
Nigerian Tribune reports that the government is of the opinion that political leaders are sponsoring the appointments of vice-chancellors with the hope of getting people to manipulate the next general election.
Sonny Echono, the permanent secretary, Federal Ministry of Education, made this known while representing the minister of education, Malam Adamu Adamu, at an event in Abuja on Monday, April 19.
Echono speaking at the inauguration of new governing councils of five federal universities warned political leaders investing in the appointment of vice-chancellors that they would be disappointed in 2023.
This development was contained in a statement by the permanent secretary, federal ministry of education in Abuja.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that President Buhari appointed former national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), John Oyegun, as one of the bosses of the governing councils of five universities in Nigeria.
Oyegun was named the chairman of the University of Ibadan governing council, a former senator from Ogun state, Lanre Tejuosho, is to head that of the University of Lagos (UNILAG).
Other universities are; Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU), Ile-Ife in Osun state, University of Port Harcourt (UNIPORT) in Rivers state, and Nigerian Maritime University, Okerenkoko in Delta state.
In a related development, Professor Michael Ologunde lost his job following some misunderstanding with Oyo state government.
Until this, he was the vice-chancellor of Ladoke Akintola University of Technology Ogbomoso.
His sack was communicated in a letter through the Commissioner for Education, Science, and Technology, Olasunkanmi Olaleye.