President Muhammadu Buhari has sacked vice-chancellors appointed by his predecessor, Goodluck Jonathan for the Federal universities set up by the administration.
In a statement issued by the Minister of Education, Malam Adamu Adamu, the sacking has the approval of President Buhari.
Amongst the sacked is Professor Vincent Tenebe, the vice-chancellor of the National Open University of Nigeria, NOUN.
A former Head, Department of International Relations at the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Prof. Kayode Soremekun, who was said to be on sabbatical in NOUN is the new Vice Chancellor of the Federal University, Oye-Ekiti, Ekiti State.
The Federal University, Birnin Kebbi, Kebbi State has Prof. Auwal Yadudu of the Faculty of Law, Bayero University, Kano as its new VC.
Prof. Fatima Batoul Muktar of the Department of Biology, North West University, Kano is the VC of Federal University, Dutse, Jigawa State.
A lecturer in the Department of Pharmacy, Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, Prof. Haruna Abdu Kaita is the new VC of Federal University, Dutsin Ma, Katsina State, while Prof. Andrew Haruna of the Department of Linguistics, University of Jos will now function as VC, Federal University, Gashua, Yobe State.
A lecturer in the Department of Pharmacy, ABU, Zaria, Prof. Magaji Garba, is the new VC Federal University, Gusau, Zamfara State.
Prof. Alhassan Mohammed Gani of the Institute of Maritime Studies, Federal University, Kashere in Gombe State has been elevated to the position of VC in same University.
A lecturer in the Department of Physics, Federal University, Lafia, Prof. Muhammad Sanusi Liman will henceforth be VC of same institution.
For Prof. Angela Freeman Miri of the Linguistics Department, UNIJOS, is the new Vice Chancellor of the Federal University, Lokoja.
The Federal University, Ndifu-Alike, Ebonyi State now has Prof. Chinedum Nwajiuba of the Post-Graduate School, Imo State University, Owerri as its VC, while Prof. Seth Accra Jaja of the Department of Management, University of Port Harcourt is now the VC of Federal University, Otuoke, Bayelsa State.
But one of the vice-chancellors appointed by Jonathan was saved. He is Professor Mohammed Kundiri, the Vice Chancellor of the Federal University, Dutse, Jigawa State. He however will move to the Federal University, Wukari, Taraba State as its new VC.
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