There’s confusion at the Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta, as the suspended Vice-Chancellor of the institution, Prof. Olusola Oyewole, defied the suspension order of the Federal Ministry of Education and reportedly resumed in his office.
The suspension order was conveyed in a May 8 letter signed by acting Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Education, Hussaini Adamu, and delivered to Prof. Oyewole last Thursday.
The letter directed the suspended vice-chancellor to hand over the affairs of the institution to the most senior members of staff.
The embattled vice-chancellor had last Friday in compliance with the suspension order by the ministry handed over to Prof. Oluyemisi Eromosele, Deputy VC, Academics, who was the most senior academic member of staff.
Prof. Oyewole, however, shocked the institution’s staff and students when he resurfaced and went straight to his former office and began performing official functions undeterred.
Some of the functions he performed on Monday were signing of the salary schedule of FUNAAB Staff School and granting approval of the sitting allowance and expenses incurred on the inauguration of the new Governing Council of the institution.