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ASUU’s National Council rejects FUTO chapter’s report endorse Minister of Communication, Isa Pantami Professorship

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Nigerians should present NIN even before using a restaurant — Pantami
Nigerians should present NIN even before using a restaurant — Pantami

A report submitted by Federal University of Technology (FUTO) chapter of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), endorsing the appointment of Nigeria’s minister of communications and digital economy, Isa Pantami, as a professor of cybersecurity, has been rejected by the body’s National Executive Council.

Adddressing journalists in Abuja on Monday November 15 at the end of a two-day meeting of the National Executive Council, newly elected President of the association Victor Osodeke stated that ”there are many unanswered questions on Mr Ibrahim’s professorship’.

Osodeke said members of the public should await its verdict at the end of the probe by another panel it had already set up.

He said “ASUU NEC members, like many other concerned Nigerians, did not accept the report of the ASUU FUTO congress. There are serious doubts and unanswered questions bordering on the qualification of Dr. Isa Ali Ibrahim (Pantami) for the position. The FUTO Branch Committee’s report failed to justify Dr. Isah Ali Ibrahim’s (Pantami’s) appointment to professor on the bases of requisite experience, professional suitability and antecedents at the Abubakar Tafawa Balewa (ATBU).”

Osodeke who maintained that vice-chancellors “have no business trading honorary degrees and academic positions for personal and immediate gains”, averred that doing so will continue to smear “the collective integrity of committed scholars and other patriots who are working day and night to uplift the system that produced them.”