A photograph combination of ASUU President, Professor Emmanuel Osodeke and Communications Minister, Isa Pantami.The Tutorial Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) says it’s a ways developing a committee to probe the conditions main to the appointment of the Minister of Communications and Digital Economic system as a Professor of Cyber Safety, by the Federal University of Technology Owerri (FUTO)
ASUU President, Professor Emmanuel Osodeke stated on Monday whereas briefing journalists in Abuja, the nation’s capital.
He eminent that the controversial appointment of Pantami by FUTO followed ads in some nationwide dailies on September 2, 2020, which made Pantami purportedly put together for the location and thereafter given the location.
Expressing displeasure over the components, the ASUU President eminent that the Minister used to be finest promoted to the depraved of Lecturer 1 in 2013 earlier than he left the nation.
In step with him, the Minister allegedly skipped three positions – Senior Lecturer, Accomplice Professor, and Professor – with every having at least three years abilities necessities.
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Professor Osodeke stated that files at his disposal printed that the Minister resigned from the Abubakar Tafewa Balewa University, Bauchi in 2015 and moved to a school in Saudi Arabia as an Assistant Professor, which is an the same of an Assistant Lecturer in Nigeria.
In step with Osodeke, Pantami left the educational to became the Director-Overall of the Nationwide Files Technology Pattern Company (NITDA) in 2016.
“There are extreme doubt and unanswered questions bordering on the qualification of Dr. Isa Pantami for the location,” he stated.
“The eye of ASUU has been drawn to the controversy generated by the hot appointment of Dr. Isa Pantami, essentially the most up to the moment Minister of Communications and Digital Economic system as a Professor of Cyber Safety by the Federal University of Technology Owerri,” he stated.
“From 2013 to 2016 when he ceased to be an tutorial is candy three years that technique if Futo stated he’s acceptable, it technique the man moved from becoming Lecturer 1 to becoming a Professor within three years which is in opposition to all principles.
“In explore of the foregoing and having rejected FUTO Committee’s document, NEC residing up an self sustaining committee to head to FUTO to envision fully and get all of the tips in narrate that we are in a position to do it to the final public, the characteristic of FUTO on how this person that spent three years staunch thru Lecturer 1 and Professor, how did he develop staunch into a professor.”
The ASUU President assured Nigerians that the implications of the probe shall be made public.