The Vice Chancellor of Kogi State University,Anyigba,Professor Hassan Isah , has been sacked by the Kogi state government.
SavidNews Nigeria also gathered the governing council of the institution has been dissolved.
The shake-up in the administration of the state owned tertiary institution, followed the recent audit carried out in the institution, which seriously indicted the Vice Chancellor for allegedly mismanaging the resources of the institution, to the tune of over N200million according to sources from Lord Laggard.
House, the seat of Government, in Lokoja, The deputy Vice Chancellor, Academic, has been asked to over the administration of the university pending new appointments.
The audit exercise carried out in the institution had generated a lot of controversies in the university with, some senior lecturers in the institution who opposed the re-appointment of the Vice Chancellor, threatening to go on strike unless the report is implemented by the Government.
The report of the external auditors in particular indicted the Vice Chancellor for poor management of the seed funding for the establishment of new college of medicine, recently inaugurated by Governor Idris Wada.
Equally affected is the dissolution of the governing council of the institution headed by Dr. Ibrahim Onipe.
According to Government sources, new members have been appointed to replace the sacked members.
The Special Adviser on Media and Strategy to the Governor Wada, Mr Jacob Edi, however decline to comment on the development.
The state commissioner of Education, Mrs Grace Elibiyo Ajakaiye, stated that “the Ministry would soon brief the press on issue as soon as the government would officially announce its position on the institution’’.
The source further stressed that the on-going development in the school might not be unconnected with the desire of the present administration in the state to reposition the education sector.