Kogi Gov Sacks VC, Rector, Names Replacements

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Yahaya Bello

Kogi State Governor, Alhaji Yahaya Bello, has removed the Vice-Chancellor of the Kogi State University, Ayangba, Prof. Mohammed Abdulkadir.

A statement issued yesterday by the Secretary to the State Government, Dr. Folasade Ayoade, in Lokoja, also announced the removal of the Rector of the Kogi State Polytechnic, Lokoja, Prof. Mohammed Atureta.

Abdulkadir and Atureta were in February been placed on indefinite suspension for allegedly ignoring the governor’s directive on Single Treasury Account (TSA).

It further said that the governor had approved the appointment of Prof. Marietu Tenuche as the Acting Vice-Chancellor of the university while Dr. Salisu Usman would act as the Rector of the polytechnic.

Tenuche was a former Deputy Vice-Chancellor of the institution.The statement said that the appointments took immediate effect.

The state government wished Abdulkadir and Atureta “the best in their future endeavour”.