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 FUTO sues ASUU over Pantami’s professorship

The Federal University of Technology Owerri (FUTO) administration has taken the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) to court over the rejection of the professorship position conferred on the Minister of Communication and Digital Economy, Isa Pantami, by the university administration.

Following reports that the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) threatened to censure her and other council members involved in Pantami’s promotion to the level of Professor in Cyber Security, the university’s Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Nnenna Oti, announced the decision.

According to a top management employee who spoke to journalists, ASUU does not have the authority to direct the university council and its Senate on who should be promoted and what the criteria should be for promoting someone to the rank of professor.

Remember that the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) recently stated that Dr. Isa Pantami’s promotion to the position of professor was unconstitutional because it was impossible for one person to simultaneously serve as a minister and a lecturer at the same time. The union also threatened to censure the university’s vice-chancellor as well as other members of the university’s council who were involved in the situation.

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