FG calls for restraint in ABU crisis


The Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Education, Mr Sonny Echono, has called for restraint among warring parties in the leadership transition at the Ahmadu Bello University (ABU), Zaria.

Echono made the call in a statement by the Deputy Director, Press, Mr Ben Goong, in Abuja on Tuesday.

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He said that ministry was apprised of the circumstances leading to the directive by the Governing Council of ABU, Zaria to the out-going Vice Chancellor to proceed on leave ahead of his terminal date of April 30, 2020.


“Acknowledging that it is within the powers and authority of the Governing Council to direct the Vice Chancellor to enjoy his accumulated earned leave, the ministry considered it unfortunate that this purely administrative matter has been escalated beyond proportion.

“Accordingly, all parties to the matter have been advised to exercise restraint in the interest of the University.”

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