Sack Of VCs Unconstitutional, Unfair, Fayose Insists
Ekiti State Governor Ayo Fayose has condemned the recent sack of the Vice Chancellor of some federal universities by the Federal Government.
He also warned the authority of the Federal University of Oye Ekiti (FUOYE) to either remit taxes due to the state or risk the institution being shut down.
Fayose spoke when the newly appointed Vice Chancellor of FUOYE, Prof. Kayode Shoremikan, paid him courtesy visit in his office.
According to the governor, the action of the federal government should be condemned because there was no justification for the sacking of the vice chancellors.
“The sack is unfair and unlawful. We must allow these institutions to survive us. Every action that will be termed political or against common sense should be avoided.
“I openly condemn the action of the Federal Government for sacking the vice chancellors. They should respect the laws establishing these institutions.“As a Governor, I fear no foe. The right of humanity must be respected,” he said.
Fayose maintained that payment of taxes is germane and should be respected by the school without which it would face the consequences.
Shoremikan pleaded with the governor to show understanding, because FUOYE was already remitting 50 per cent of the taxes accruing to it to the state government.
“I think it is fair to compare us with what obtains in other institutions across the country. We, therefore, seek the governor’s understanding on this issue.”
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