FUDMA Crises: I would rather resign than to allow Prof. Kaita return as VC – Dr. Maraliya Zayyan

The chairperson of the embattled Federal University, Dutsin-ma in person of Dr. Maraliya Zayyan has poured more petrol to the existing fire already consuming the university by threatening to resign her position than to overrun the suspension of the VC of the institution.

This according to her is because of an alleged pressure being brought on her to upturn the suspension of the vice chancellor of the University, Professor Haruna Abdul Kaita.

KATSINA POST recalled that the Board of the new University suspended the vice chancellor for six months to allow for investigations of several petitions against him bordering on corruption and abuse of office.

While the Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu was said to have insisted that the allegations against the suspended vice chancellor must be thoroughly investigated, some traditional and political officials want the suspended vice chancellor reinstated immediately.

According to a source close to the chairman of the council of the university, since it is only the board that can reverse the suspension, immense pressure is being brought on the chairman of the council to convene a meeting in order to reverse the suspension.

The source said according to Vanguard Newspaper: “madam (chairman of the governing council) told them pointedly that she would rather resign her position than allow the suspended vice chancellor to resume without the allegations against him being investigated. Fortunately, she is on the same page with the minister who also believe that the allegations against the vice chancellor be investigated. If the pressure continue from some politicians and traditional institutions, she may resign”.

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