Governing Council Reinstates Daramola As FUTA VC
The Governing Council of the Federal University of Technology Akure, (FUTA) has ordered the reinstatement of the outgoing Vice Chancellor, Professor Adebiyi Daramola.
The VC who is presently facing charges of corruption and abuse of office at a High Court sitting in Akure was suspended by the Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu last week, a development that resulted in jubilation by some Labour Unions in the university.
A press statement from the office of the Head of Information and Protocol Unit of the university, Adegbenro Adebanjo, noted that the Council at its meeting on May 18, 2017, presided over by Senator Joseph Waku said Daramola should return to office and complete his term which is expected to end on Tuesday, May 23, 2017.
The letter effecting the reinstatement, signed by Dr. Mrs Modupe Ajayi, Registrar and Secretary to Council, titled: Reinstatement as the Vice-Chancellor, Federal University of Technology, Akure reads:
“The Governing Council at its Special Meeting held on Thursday, 18th May, 2017 discussed extensively, your suspension as the Vice-Chancellor of the Federal University of Technology, Akure, by the Federal Ministry of Education.
“Council noted that the suspension, by the Minister, took effect on Friday, 5th May, 2017, before the inauguration of the new Governing Council in Abuja on Tuesday, 9th May, 2017.
“After extensive deliberations, the Governing Council decided that you should be reinstated to your position as the Vice-Chancellor of the University with immediate effect”.