OAU Senate Faults Acting VC’s Invitation by EFCC

UNIVERSITY SENATE POSITION AND RESOLUTION ON THE INVITATION OF THE ACTING VICE-CHANCELLOR, PROFESSOR ANTHONY A. ELUJOBA BY THE ECONOMIC AND FINANCIAL CRIMES COMMISSION (EFCC) IN RESPECT OF THE PAYMENT OF PRODUCTIVITY BONUS AND ALLEGATION OF PURPORTED ENRICHMENT OF HIMSELF WITH N7 MILLION FURNITURE ALLOWANCE.

 The Senate, Obafemi Awolowo University met today 16th December, 2016 to review and discuss the above issue among other things relating to the Security, Peace  and Order on the University Campus and resolved as  follows:

  1. That the three hundred thousand Naira (N300,000) to the Senior and one  hundred and fifty thousand Naira (Nl 50,000) to Junior Staff became necessary  in pursuit of the general powers and mandate of the Acting Vice-Chancellor as the Chief Security Officer on Campus to maintain peace, law and order and to prevent loss of lives and property. Moreso,  this similar allowance  had  been  paid to staff in other universities under different names and  titles.
  2. That the payment of the said furniture allowance was statutorily  approved  by the Governing Council, Obafemi Awolowo University, at its meeting of 9th and 10th  May, 2013 without provision for any payment  pro-rata.
  3. That by the appointment of the Acting Vice-Chancellor through a letter reference no. FEM/HE/CH/3C/Il/403 by the Government, “the Acting Vice­ Chancellor is entitled to the terms and conditions of this appointment including remuneration and fringe benefits as approved by government for Vice­ Chancellors of Federal Universities in Nigeria”, including the said furniture allowance.   Hence, the payment was perfectly in order.

In the light of the foregoing, the invitation already made was considered misplaced, embarrassing and it was patently an harassment to the Senate and the University Community.  This should be stopped henceforth.



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