The Academic Staff of Federal College of Agriculture (FECA), Akure, Ondo State staged a protest over the removal of the Acting Provost of the institution, Dr. Emmanuel Moyinjesu, which affected academic activities on the main campus of the College.
Dr. Moyinjesu, who has been the acting Provost of the College after the expiration of the tenure of the former substantive Provost, Dr. Samson Odedina, last year, was removed by the Agriculture Research Council of Nigeria (ARCN) on Friday, while Dr. Albert Fadiyimu was appointed as the new acting Provost.
According to reports, the reasons for the sudden removal of Dr. Moyinjesu, is yet to be disclosed which made the workers of the institution protest over the development.
Speaking with newsmen, the Chairman of FECA’s chapter of ASUP, Ogunyinka Abimbola stated that the lecturers embarked on the protest because the ARCN’s removal of the acting Provost did not follow due process.
“If the government is saying they want to change the acting Provost, there is no problem. But they must tell us his offence because the rules say the most senior staff should be appointed as acting Provost when there is a vacancy,” he stated.
He threatened that the academic workers would put academic activities on hold until the matter is resolved.