Embattled provost of Federal School of Medical Laboratory Technology, Jos, Plateau State, Dr. Sunday Nkereuwem Etukudoh, who was recently released on bail from prison custody in Jos where he had been on detention for two weeks following Economic and Financial Crime charges against him, is now battling the management, staff, and students of the college to return for a third tenure as provost of the institution. The staff and students, who addressed the press in protest against Etukudoh’s plan for a new tenure, said the Federal Government of Nigeria Official Gazette No. 89 dated October 11, 2012 Vol. 89 is clear on the tenure of provost of the school, stressing that no individual is allowed more than two tenures of four years each.
The protesters said “aside the fact that Etukudoh is facing crime allegations in court and with the EFCC, he has completed two tenures of four years each as the provost of the college and he’s therefore not qualified for another term.” The provost is also reportedly witch-hunting some of his senior staff that have dared to challenge his intention for a third tenure. Most of these staff are also key witnesses to the ongoing court case against him. The Lawyer to the EFCC had opposed Etukudoh’s bail application because he feared that when out of detention he would wreak intimidation on the said witnesses.