The Ekiti Student Union of the Federal University at Oye-Ekiti (FUOYE) and the Coalition for the Advancement of Ekiti State (COAED) have denied a report that they kicked against the removal of the Registrar, Mr. Daniel Adeyemo.
According to them, Adeyemo has not been removed from office, but is on accumulated annual leave, since he had not gone on vacation since 2011.
“Consequently, Mr. Adeyemo continues to enjoy all the entitlements of the office of a Registrar till date,” they said in a statement by Ekiti Student Union President A. F. Akomolafe and COAED Executive Secretary Gbolade Oguntomole.
They recalled that Adeyemo sued the university management and council at the National Court in Akure, the Ondo State capital, adding that it would be contemptuous for anyone to comment on the matter.
“The Ekiti Student Union in FUOYE and the COAED dissociate themselves from the publication,” they said, adding that it was based on “false, unreasonable and scandalous” information.
The statement reads: “To put the records straight, we have it on authority that the Vice Chancellor is from Ogun State. The Librarian, Dr. Oboyega Adio, is from Oyo State. The Acting Bursar and the husband are from Oyo/Osun states and the Director of Administration, Mr. O. Odusanya, is from Lagos State and not Ogun State, as alleged.
“The Deputy Vice Chancellor is from Ogun State but married to an Ekiti woman. The Acting Registrar, Mrs Koyejo-Fasakin, is from Oyo State with her husband.
“It is also good to know that we have seven faculties: Agriculture, Arts, Education, Engineering, Social Science, Science, Management Sciences and the Postgraduate School. Six of these faculties are headed by Ekiti indigenes.
“Meanwhile, 58 per cent of the workforce (senior workers alone) hail from Ekiti State. Therefore, the issue of marginalisation of Ekiti indigenes, as stated by these shadowy groups, does not arise.
“The inaccurate information is the handiwork of a fifth columnist and enemies of the advancement of the young institution. The information supplied by Mr. Asefon and his group shows that he was not well briefed by his principal.
“Indeed, we see the hand of a perfidious mind in this publication and it is working against the collective interest of Ekiti people and the nation. Ekiti indigenes are more enlightened to appreciate the process of appointment and the rule of law.”