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
Meanwhile, the newly appointed VC, Dr. Zaruwa,
has taken the mantle of leadership and assumed