Vice Chancellor of the Federal University Oye Ekiti (FUOYE), Prof Kayode Soremekun’s involvement in an unrest of confidence between the institution’s governing council and its zonal chapter of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU),Prof has sparked loud disparity as lecturers disembark from allegations pointed against the Vice Chancellor.
The lecturers, aided by the Congress of University Academics (CONUA) expressed, not being in support of the held press conference by the ASUU zonal leader concerning alleged abuse of office by Prof Soremenkum, in a letter addressed to the governing council and signed by the Chairman, Ayodeji Ige and Secretary, Omofunmi Olorunwa.
Prof. Soremekun’s accusation by the ASUU team in the zone, connects to allegedly neglecting binding rules and regulations of the university since his assumed office.
Speaking in a telephone interview, the group’s spokesperson, Dr Hammed Sakiru, shared his thoughts on the briefing, as one that painted the university black. More so, having withdrawn his members from the decision of the zonal group, he also disclosed the suspension of the institutions’ representative by the governing council
However, council chairman Dr. Mohammed Yahuza charged the atmosphere, expressing how much of a role collaboration would contribute to the success of the university.
Continuing, he said: “My immediate impression about the infrastructural project in FUOYE is splendid. I am very impressed with what I have seen, particularly the infrastructure and also efforts by the management to utilise the available resources to complete these many infrastructural projects.
“I have also seen the cordial relationship existing between the Vice Chancellor and management team, especially the way the management team has supported the VC to achieve this laudable feat. This shows that there is harmony between them. Such is very rare and I am very impressed.
“From what the former council and management have done to bring up this huge infrastructure, I am very optimistic that in the next four years, this university will rank among the first generation varsities in the country.”
Yahuza pledged to nurture and strengthen the existing partnership between Prof. Soremekun- led FUOYE management and the previous members of the Governing Council.
Prof. Soremekun in his response, appreciated the Council Chairman’s encouraging remarks on his last four years of administration.
“Let me begin by appreciating the new chairman of Council. We have taken him round the school and he is evidently impressed with the state of facilities in the university. To that extent, I am happy because I am at the twilight of my tenure in the institution and I am very elated to have been able to make huge impact as regards the provision of facilities in the two campuses of Oye and Ikole,” he added.