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ASUU Threatens Legal Action Against Kano State Government

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The Academic Staff Union of Universities, (ASUU), Yusuf Maitama Sule University, (YUMSUK) Branch has threaten to take a legal action against Kano State Government failure to reinstate revocation of facilities and sales of land property belonging to the University.

Dr. Abdulrazaq Ibrahim, Chairman, ASUU, YUMSUK Branch made the disclosure in a statement he sent to Justice Watch News.

The statement tagged: ‘Revocation of Facilities and Sales of Land Property Vested to Yusuf Maitama Sule University Kano (YUMSUK) by the State Government; Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) YUMSUK Branch Demand Reinstatement’

The Union also enjoined Kano State Government to stop its decisions of alleged revocation of Kwanar Dawaki Campus and Centre for Entrepreneurship Studies at Dawakin Tofa Local Government as well as Illegal Allocations and selling of land vested to the University at the Main Campus, along Muhammadu Buhari Way.

The Union called on the Visitor to the University to, in the interest of preserving industrial harmony; reinstate the affected facilities and the land to the University.

In the statement similarly, ASUU, YUMSUK Branch drew the attention of Kano State Government to abstain from taking further decisions that could potentially undermine growth of and expansion in the University.

The statement reads: “The unprecedented sale of state owned properties by the Kano State Government is no longer news. More worrisome is revocation and sales of properties belonging to a virtually new University that aspires for growth.

” The Government had revoked an important facility of the University at Kwanar Dawaki which was hosting faculty of Basic Medical sciences.

” This leaves the faculty members with no option than to squat in a small building at the Main Campus and the students shuttling between Campuses for lectures and practicals. The statement stated.

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The statement alleged that recently, the Government also revoked another University facility; Centre for Entrepreneurship Studies at Dawakin Tofa Local Government.

” This action in particular jeopardizes the conduct of Entrepreneurship Studies and IJMB programmes offered by the University.

The statement maintained that ASUU puts it right in a Press Conference dated 15th August, 2021 where it said ”Unless urgent and necessary steps are taken, our State owned Universities may soon collapse beyond redemption. It is the hope of our union that the concerned State Governors, Governing councils and other individuals and agencies would rise to prevent the calamity.”

The Union stressed that ” It is worthy condemning that the State Government had converted land vested to the University at the Main Campus, to commercial plots in area not designed for such purpose. This trend is not only distorting the present and future plans of the University as contained in its Academic Brief but also making it grossly uncertain. Thus, the Government is in clear violation of the FGN-ASUU 2009 Agreement which ensures University Autonomy and Academic Freedom.”

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In the statement, The Union explained that the chapter five (5) b. (iii) of the Agreement provides that “there is need for all sides, that is, Government and the University, actively to promote and protect University Autonomy and Academic Freedom in accordance with the goals and objectives of the university and the law”

It explained that as a pressure group, the Union will continue to monitor the situation closely with a view to protecting the university from eventual collapse. We also call on all stakeholders to join hands with the Union in ensuring that the sanctity of the University is assured..

The Union strongly insisted that the Government should put a stop to the unacceptable behavior and to expedite action to reinstate the listed facilities and land property, saying it is therefore, worthy of note that failure to address these issues will leave the Union with no option but to take legal action.

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