By Favour Nnabugwu
Abuja—Vice Chancellor of the University of Abuja, Prof James Adelabu, yesterday alleged that saboteurs were responsible for the crisis in the institution.
Prof Adelabu, who made the allegation while briefing newsmen in Abuja after he undertook a tour of newly established infrastructures in the main campus of the institution, maintained that some mischievous makers were bent on destroying the reputation of the university.
The VC said: “University of Abuja is a public institution which some people are bent on running down for no other reason other than their personal dislike for the chief executive.
“It is the proverbial case of employing a sledge hammer to kill a fly. I pray that you will see through the deceit of the selfish few and assist the university in its drive to salvage the situation on the campus for the good of us all.”
He said when his administration came on board in 2009, all the four new programmes, including Agriculture, Engineering, Medicine and Veterinary Medicine, which were the main crux of the crisis were housed either in rented buildings or borrowed structures at Gwagwalada or Sheda from where they were either ejected or relocated.
He, however, stated that the Engineering programme, which was illegal in the school before now, had earlier failed verification by the National Universities Commission, NUC, and, therefore, ought to have been stopped by the previous administration.