A coalition of 13 indigenous youth groups in Adamawa and the Diaspora on Friday called on Gov. Umaru Fintiri to immediately save the state university, Mubi from collapse.
The groups, under the aegis of the Adamawa Ethnic Nationality Youth Leaders Forum (AENYLF), also appealed to Fintiri to order the immediate dissolution of the current management that have been acting for about three years to vacate the seat for due process to be followed in the appointment of the principal officers of the university.
The groups spoke on the state of education in Adamawa state under Gov. Fintiri’s watch in a joint statement by Alhaji Usman Abubakar and Samson Pwasaato.
According to them, ADSU, Mubi now faces obvious signs of anarchy and no responsible government and its leadership can continue to fold their arms pretending that all is well.
They listed some of the challenges facing the university to include “absence of due process in appointing position such as ‘acting’ Vice Chancellor or allowing those appointed in acting capacity for about three years in violation of the Adamawa state university law to remain in office and contest for same position they occupied illegally in for about three years.
They demanded for ‘a new people’s document master plan for the university’ to immediately “salvage the ailing ship of the institution from imminent total collapse, in view of the ongoing premeditated and insightful actions from various groups that supported the illegal stay in office by the management of the university in acting capacity is ridiculous that cannot be tolerated by the government of Fintiri that vowed due process in anything under his watch in Adamawa.”
The coalition decried the ongoing plans to allow the current management to remain in office to vie for same position as unfortunate as they admonish Gov. Fintiri and the chairman governing council of the university, Hon. Awwal D. Tukur to follow the laid down procedure or withdraw the advert in the media and coronate the current management if they know that the acting VC will remain in office and superintend over the process that will lead to her emergency as substantive VC of ADSU, Mubi.
“We are more informed and learned to see the continuous silence from Gov. Fintiri as an infraction to the University law that forbid any occupant of the office of the Vice Chancellor to step aside if he or she want to contest for the office of the Vice Chancellor in substantive capacity. Our further urgent and immediate call on Gov. Fintiri to proffer short and long term goals and objectives, aimed at rebuilding confidence and patriotism, developing ADSU Mubi master plan,” the coalition said.
According to the groups, steps must be taken urgently to show the will power of due process at work, and preserve law setting up the university from further rape and subversion by people that feels they have high connections that protect them from being touch or removed from office.
“We shall be demanding that Gov. Umaru Fintiri instruct the governing council to transparently follow the process of appointing a substantive VC of the university not allowing the current occupants for the advertised positions to remain in office and contest at same thing which means the current acting VC of the university will be a judge in her own case, the group appeal to Gov. Fintiri and chairman of the council to immediately relieve all the principal officers of the university their positions to pave way for new set of people to move the university to greater height.