This is to promulgate members of the public that Governor Rochas Okorocha of Imo state has sacked the vice chancellor of the Imo State University, Prof. Ukachukwu Awuzie, for his alleged loyalty to Dr. Ogbonnaya Onu. Awuzie, the immediate past chairman of the Academic Staff Union of Universities.
liveschoolnews.org grapevine learnt that Awuzie placed advertorials in two national newspapers congratulating Onu over the recent award of an honorary doctorate degree given to him by the Abia State University.
Awuzie’s action was said to have infuriated Okorocha, who is at loggerheads with Onu over the latter’s bright chances of emerging as the secretary to the government of the federation. The governor is said to be positioning his in-law, Professor Anthony Anwuka, who is also the secretary to the Imo state government, for the position.
According to our correspondent , Awuzie got to know of his sacking when his replacement, Prof. Adaobi Obasi, came to start work while Awuzie was still at the office. Okorocha’s camp has also alleged that Awuzie may be ‘sabotaging’ the free education programme of the governor following his allegations that the governor was underfunding the university.
Prof. Victoria Adaobi Obasi has been appointed as the acting Vice Chancellor.
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