Fayemi sacks EKSU VC, two others

Ekiti Governor Kayode Fayemi

Governor Kayode Fayemi has approved the removal of the Vice Chancellor of Ekiti State University (EKSU), Prof Samuel Bamidele; Chief Medical Director (CMD) of Ekiti State University Teaching Hospital (EKSUTH), Dr Kolawole Ogundipe and Provost of the College of Education, Ikere-Ekiti, Prof Mojisola Oyarekua.

Prof Bamidele, Dr Ogundipe, Prof Oyarekua and others are accused of financial recklessness and gross abuse of office.

A statement signed by the governor’s spokesman, Yinka Oyebode, on Tuesday said the most senior officials of the affected institutions are to take over their running pending the appointment of substantive heads.

In the case of EKSU, the Deputy Vice Chancellor (Academics), Prof Olubunmi Ajayi, is to take charge in an acting capacity pending the appointment of a substantive vice chancellor by the governing council.

Governor Fayemi also approved the appointment of Mrs Folakemi Falore as sole administrator of the College of Health Sciences and Technology, Ijero-Ekiti

“As approved by the state executive council, the governing councils’ immediate task is the implementation of the approved recommendations of the white papers.

“In the case of the College of Health Sciences and Technology, Ijero, the Sole Administrator is responsible for implementing the white paper,” Mr Oyebode’s statement reads.

It added that the governor has also approved the immediate constitution of governing councils of the institutions.

The newly appointed members of the governing councils are to be sworn in on Monday, January 28, 2019.