Nsukka— As the demand for the immediate removal of the Vice Chancellor, University of Nigeria, Nsukka, Professor Bartho Okolo, and reinstatement of the pro-chancellor, Dr. Emeka Enejere, gets messier, the Joint Action Committee of the institution has called on the Federal Government to set up panel of inquiry to look into the crisis in the university.
ASUU chairperson and chairman of JAC, University of Nigeria, Nsukka, chapter, Dr. Ifeanyi Abada, announced this in a prayer rally held at the freedom square of the university yesterday, explaining that illegality and criminal tendencies had taken the centre stage of the university administration since the inception of Prof. Bartho Okolo as the vice chancellor.
Dr. Abada said JAC comprises ASUU, SSANU, NASU and NAT, adding that they all demanded the express removal of the vice chancellor.
He said the Federal Government should as a matter of urgency and necessity set up a panel of inquiry to stop the illegal internal deduction and refund such money to members of staff.
The JAC chairman explained that they were not only protesting the removal of the vice chancellor but also demanded the immediate recall of all staff of the institution on suspension for the past two years on the orders of the vice chancellor, explaining that the committee also demanded a total stoppage of deductions of electricity bills for staff on campus.
Counting the many faults of Prof. Okolo as vice chancellor of the university, the committee requested for the lifting of ban on non-promotion of security staff of the institution for the past five years.
Dr. Abada, who was in company of SSANU Chairman Comrade Paul Obododike and his NASU counterpart, Mr. Godfrey Ugwu, called for the implementation of Consolidated Tertiary Institutions Salary Structure, CONTISS II, and implementation of the recommendations of the university council petitions and appeals committee.
Dr. Abada also noted that the prayer rally of JAC would continue until the Federal Government looked into the demands.