2 UniAbuja Senior Staff sacked over whistle blowing

Posted by News Express | 30 March 2017 | 2,325 times

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The Governing Council of the University of Abuja has sacked two senior staff of the school who recently dragged the management to the anti-graft agencies over corruption allegations.

The senior staff were sacked for insubordination after being placed on suspension for eight months without salary.

The termination of the appointments of the two staff came just four days after the burial of the Pro-Chancellor and Chairman of the University Governing Council, Samuel Ogbemudia, in Benin City, Edo State, as the council convened a meeting on March 22 and 23, 2017, to effect the sack.

But the Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Universities (SSANU) has condemned the disengagement of the two staff for allegedly exposing corruption in the institution, and called on the federal government to protect the whistleblowers in a bid to fight corruption in the system.

SSANU in a statement signed Wednesday by its National President, Samson Ugwoke, said the suspension and termination of appointments of the two staff of the university as a result of whistle blowing, constituted a gross violation of the Whistle Blowing Policy of the present administration, which should not go unpunished.

Ugwoke said the Federal Government was too slow to wield the big stick on perpetrators of corrupt practices, either as convicts or suspects under investigation/trial as in the cases in the Nigerian university system in recent times.

He called for the reversal of the termination of the appointments of the affected members, Jude Nwabueze and Nurrudeen Yusuf, by the management and council of the university within one week.

He also demanded that the management and council of university of Abuja should tender a strong apology to the Federal Government and Nigerian citizens for allegedly defying the orders of the government and disregarding constituted authorities. (THISDAY)

Source: News Express

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