Why ADSU VC was sacked – Commissioner for Higher Education

The Adamawa State Commissioner for Higher

Education, Science and Technology, Hon. Ahmed

Rufai Abubakar, has given reasons for the sudden

sacking of the Vice Chancellor (VC), Adamawa

State University (ADSU), Professor Joshua David

Shall, on Wednesday, October 4, 2015. He said

since the former VC assumed office at the Ivory

Tower, over a year ago, the tertiary institution

never witnessed peace as it was engulfed in one

crisis or the other due to petty squabbles, chaos,

lack of sanity and financial misappropriation.

The Commissioner made the revelations in an

exclusive interview with Indigo newspaper in

Yola. He said “since the former VC became the

helmsman at the university, a lot of problems

bedevilled the institution. The state government

tried to resolve the outstanding issues amicably

but failed when I intervened personally.

Ultimately, a Visitation Panel was constituted to

investigate and come up with recommendations.

“The major recommendation to government was

that for peace to reign in the University, the VC

had to be removed. Consequently, government

acted appropriately and dropped the VC to bring

sanity to the University.”

The Commissioner said an Acting VC has already

been appointed. He is Dr. Moses Zaruwa, the

former Deputy VC, Academic, of the institution,

and added that if the former VC feels aggrieved

he should go to court.

He also told Indigo that the Bursar, Mr. Kumti

Ezra Anjili, has been suspended from office

indefinitely pending the outcome of an ongoing

audit exercise at the University.

Hon. Ahmed Rufai Abubakar said the Economic and

Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has invited

both the former VC and suspended Bursar for

questioning and formally written his Ministry for

relevant information.

Meanwhile, the newly appointed VC, Dr. Zaruwa,

has taken the mantle of leadership and assumed