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FUOYE suspends registrar over alleged gross conduct

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The Governing Council of the Federal University Oye-Ekiti (FUOYE) has suspended the registrar of the university, Mr Olatunbosun Odusanya, over alleged gross misconduct.

According to a statement signed by the media aide to the vice Chancellor, Wole Balogun, the university said the suspension was necessary, ” to allow for proper investigation into allegations of misconduct levelled against him over irregularities in recent appointments.”

The statement further revealed that Odusanya’s suspension was conveyed to him in a letter dated April 20, 2021, and signed by the Vice-Chancellor, Professor Abayomi Sunday Fasina.

Odusanya’s letter of suspension, which was titled, ‘Suspension From the University’ read, “You would please note that consequent upon the consideration of the report of the Committee on the review of appointments made in the University from August 1, 2020, to February 2021 by Council, you were recently queried via our memo Ref. No: FUOYE/VC/CD/007 dated April 6, 2021, for an act of misconduct in the appointments.

“The staff Disciplinary Committee which was constituted by Council has considered your written representation and found it unacceptable to exculpate you from the act of misconduct.

“In line with the Regulations Governing the Conditions of Service of Senior Staff on CONTIS 06 and the above in the University, the Pro-Chancellor and Chairman of Council, on behalf of Council, has directed that your appointment be suspended from the university with half salary, with immediate effect, pending the determination of the case against you.

“Accordingly, you are hereby suspended from the University with half pay with immediate effect.

“Consequently, you are directed to hand over all the University property in your possession to the Officer next in rank to you immediately. Your Staff Identity Card should be submitted to the Personnel Affairs Officer. You are also advised to stay away from the premises of the University, except otherwise expressed in writing.”

The statement added that the deputy registrar in VC’s office, Mr Mufutau Ibrahim, has been appointed as acting Registrar of the university.

When contacted, the embattled Registrar confirmed the receipt of the suspension letter from the university governing council.

“I have been given the letter. I received it on Tuesday when I got to the office and I have no further comment on this issue,” Odusanya said.


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