Governor Umaru Al-Makura of the central Nigerian state of Nasarawa on Thursday suspended the Vice Chancellor of the state university, Keffi, Prof. Shamsudeen Amali.
A statement signed by the Secretary to the State Government (SSG), Hajiya Zainab Abdulmumin, said the governor also directed the management of the university to proceed on a 6-month compulsory leave.
Amali said the governor, however, approved the replacement of Amali by Prof. Aminu Mukailu, a former Vice Chancellor of Kaduna State University, on interim basis.
The state’s Attorney-General and Commissioner for Justice, Mr Innocent Lagi, said the decision to suspend the management of the institution was reached at the meeting of the State Executive Council.
He said the council deliberated on the recommendations of a visitation panel set up in January by the government before taking the decision.
Lagi said an independent committee was constituted to further look into the recommendations of the panel.
He said Prof. Mukailu would oversee the activities of the institution, pending the outcome of the independent committee’s assignment.
Al-Makura had in January, inaugurated a visitation panel to look into the activities of the state-owned tertiary institutions, to reposition them for better performance.