Civil Society Group to go to Court Over Removal of VCs

Coalition of Civil Society Groups on Wednesday gave the Minister of Education, Mallam Adamu Adamu 48 hours to reinstate sacked Vice Chancellors or face court action.
The protesters who took the fight to restore the sacked Vice Chancellors of Nigerian universities to the National Assembly, said the coalition would go to court to stop the sack as the tenure of five of the sacked VCs had was still ongoing.
In a protest, during which they marched through the streets of Abuja, the coalition said, sacking of VCs by President Muhammadu Buhari led Federal Government was a bad omen for the academic community.
The protesters barricaded the entrance of the National Assembly.
Numbering over 2,000, they called for the removal of the Minister of Education “because he doesn’t seem to understand the working of University system and administration.”
Bassey Etuk, who is the Director-General of the group, posited that the sacking of the VCs and their replacement with people mostly from one section of the country was against the federal character principles, which Nigeria adopted long time ago.
The protesters demanded for the resignation of Minister of Education and the reinstatement of the sacked VCs
A petition to the Senate President, Bukola Saraki and Speaker, House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, was received on their behalf by the National Assembly’s Deputy Sergeant-At-Arms, Dennis Maaji.

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