Governing Council overrules Minister, Recalls suspended Bursar in FUTA

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The governing council of the Federal University of Technology Akure, FUTA, has again directed the reinstatement of the school's suspended Bursar, Mr. Emmanuel Oresegun.

SUNSHINE HERALD recalled Oresegun, alongside the outgoing Vice Chancellor, Prof. Adebiyi Daramola were suspended by the Minister of Education ,Mallam Adamu Adamu few weeks ago following petitions by the organized labour unions in the school.

However, the governing council of the institution at its sitting last week announced the reinstatement of the Vice Chancellor, Prof.Daramola in order to complete his tenure billed to end on Tuesday 23rd May,2017.

A statement by the institution's Head of Information and Protocol Unit, Adegbenro Adebanjo, made available to SUNSHINE HERALD said the council at its meeting presided over by its Chairman, Senator Joseph Waku said Oresegun should return to office with immediate effect.

The letter effecting the reinstatement signed by Dr. Mrs. Modupe Ajayi, Registrar and Secretary to Council reads: "The Governing Council at its Special Meeting held on Thursday, 18th May, 2017 discussed extensively about your suspension as the Bursar of the Federal University of Technology, Akure, by the Federal Ministry of Education.

"Council noted that the suspension, by the Minister, took effect from Friday, 5th May, 2017, before the inauguration of the new Governing Council in Abuja on Tuesday, 9th May, 2017.

"Members of Council discussed the issue especially in relation to the powers vested on Council by the provisions of the 2007 Autonomy Act that the Governing Council of a university shall be free in the discharge of its responsibilities for the good management, growth and development of the University.

"After extensive deliberations, the Governing Council decided that you should be reinstated to your position as the Bursar of the University with immediate effect."

The duo of Oresegun and Daramola are being tried by the Economic and Financial Crime Commission (EFCC) at the state high court for cases of financial misappropriation and abuse of office.

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