The governing council of the University
of Abuja (UNIABUJA) has been dragged to the National Industrial court
Abuja over the appointment of the third best candidate as the
Vice-Chancellor of the university.
Lecturers of UNIABUJA took the decision
to sue the council as they described the appointment as fraudulent and
lacking due process because professors who came first and second in the
VC selection interview, professor Umar Danbatta(87% scores) and
professor AbdulRaheemAdebayo Lawal(73% scores) were bye-passed for the
third best, Prof Michale Adikwu (64%) in the appointment.
Challenging the appointment are Dr Raji
Rasheed, Dr Muktar Muhammad and Dr Nkoli Ifenyi who said that the
appointment of professor Adikwu, a professor of pharmacy from University
if Nigeria Nsukka didn’t only ignore merit, but the newly appointed VC
is not qualified to lead the university as pharmacy, which he
specialized in, is not taught in the university.
Joined in the suit are the university
Senate, the Registrar, the Pro-Chancellor, Minister of Education, Nyesom
Wike, the National Universities Commission (NUC), Dr. Samuel Ogbemudia,
and Professor Michael Omale.

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