gombe State University Chapter of the
Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU
on Wednesday embarked on one day
warning strike in solidarity with their
counter-parts in Rivers State University of
Science and Technology, (RSUST).
According to the Chairman, Dr. Umar Adamu,
the call to stay off duty was made by the
national body of the union to all universities
across the country to show concern to the
plight of their RSUST members who have
been protesting the re-appointment of the
University’s Vice Chancellor by Governor
Chibuike Ameachi as against the law of the
National University Commission (NUC) and
that of the institution.
He said that the laws provided that a Vice
Chancellor is entitled to a single term of five
years only and shall be eligible for re-
appointment after spending four years
outside the office.
Meanwhile, a similar situation is brewing in
Gombe State University where the Vice
Chancellor, Professor Abdulahi Mahdi is said
to have over stayed.
Professor Mahdi was appointed VC at the
inception of the University in 2004 by the
erstwhile governor of the state, Senator
Muhammad Danjuma Goje.
According to the laws establishing the
university, Madhi’s Five-year term expired
in 2009 but he said he was re-appointed.
But it was gathered that the university’s
Governing Council in its investigations
found VC’s claim to untrue.
Some students of the University recently
protested against the removal of the VC.
It was learnt that the University awaits the
decision of the Governor of the state; Alhaji
Ibrahim Hassan Dankwambo on the matter
which sources said has been tabled before
him in a report filed by the Governing