Sack of VC’s: Fayose blast FG.
Governor Ayodele Fayose of Ekiti State has again condemned the recent sack of the Vice Chancellor of some Federal Universities by the Federal Government, saying “the sack is unfair and unlawful”.
Fayose said the action of the President Muhammadu Buhari led Federal Government should be condemned because there was no justification for the sacking of the Vice Chancellors.
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.
Making remarks when the newly appointed Vice Chancellor of FUOYE, Professor Kayode Soremekun paid him courtesy visit in his office, Fayose said the action of the federal government contradict commonsense.
“The sack is unfair and unlawful. We must allow these institutions to survive us. Every action that will be term political or against common sense should be avoided.
“I openly condemned the action of the Federal Government in the sack of 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 important and it should be respected by the school without which it would face the consequences.
Earlier, Prof Soremekun pleaded with the Governor to show understanding because FUOYE was already remitting 50 percent of the taxes accruing to the school to Ekiti State government.
“I think it is fair compare with what obtain in other institutions like ours across the country. We therefore seek the understanding of our Governor on this issue”.
Meanwhile, Governor Fayose, has constituted a panel of inquiry to look into the boundary dispute between Otun-Ekiti, Aaye-Oja and Ikosu-Ekiti in Moba Local Government Area of the state.
The panel, which is headed by the Oluyin of Iyin-Ekiti, Oba Ademola Ajakaiye, will be inaugurated next week. It has three months to do its work and report to the state government.
The setting up of the panel followed a meeting held with monarchs and community leaders from the affected towns with the governor in his office.
During the meeting, the governor expressed concern that security reports from the area always indicated that there could be a breach of the peace as a result of claims and counter-claims of ownership of parcels of land in the area.
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