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Otuoke Women Seek Sack Of Varsity Boss

Aggrieved kinswomen of former President Goodluck Jonathan from Otuoke in Ogbia Local Government Area of Bayelsa State have called on the Federal Government and the National Universities Commission (NUC) to sack the Vice Chancellor of Federal University, Otuoke, Mobolaji Aluko.

The women under the auspices of Otuoke Progressive Women Association alleged that he was marginalizing the women of the state over key appointments at the university.

In a statement on Monday, signed by their Chairperson, Dora Aziba-alua and Public Relations Officer, Faith Amidum, the angry women described Aluko’s disposition to the appointment of Bayelsa women into management positions in the school as oppressive.

They accused him of playing the ethnic card since his appointment as vice chancellor by ensuring that key offices in the university are occupied by males who are non-indigenes.

They complained that Aluko removed the only woman from the state, who was acting Bursar of the institution and replaced her in controversial circumstances with another non-indigene.

“The vice chancellor has not been fair not only to women but to Bayelsa State.

“The vice chancellor is from Western Nigeria. The Registrar is from Kiagbodo, Delta State. The Director of Physical Planning and Development (DPPD), who is the VC’s godson, is from the West, and the only woman who was acting Bursar from Bayelsa has been replaced with another non-indigene.

“When the positions of Bursar, University Librarian and Director of Physical Planning and Development were advertised in February this year, Aluko only submitted applications for the Bursar and Librarian while he kept the applications for DPPD to protect his godson, Sani Fajeminsin, from being interviewed by NUC and the Federal Ministry of Education.

“As a result, Sani is still in acting capacity as DPPD”, the women said.

They argued that his action is a violation of the Federal Character Act.

The women claimed that out of seven acting bursars who applied for the position of Bursar from the nine universities established alongside Federal University Otuoke, only six retained their position except the bursar in Otuoke.


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