Ganduje calls for apology from US varsity over controversial appointment
Ganduje calls for apology from US varsity over controversial appointment. Kano State Government on Sunday demanded an apology from the administration of East Carolina University, over a controversial appointment, supplied to Governor Abdullahi Ganduje.
The state governor was reportedly supplied an appointment by the American college to the place of Senior Mentoring Scholar and Visiting Full Professor of e-governance and International Affairs within the college on November 30, 2020.
Recall that Ganduje’s spokesperson, Abba Anwar, had earlier on Tuesday stated the governor’s appointment was contained in a letter despatched to him by the varsity via a lecturer of the International Centre for IT and Development, Victor Mbarika, on the college’s College of Business on November 30.
However, the college’s Interim Provost and Senior Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs, Dr. Grant Hayes, in a letter to Ganduje, dated December 4, 2020, titled, ‘Re: Unavailability of Faculty Appointment,’ learn, “I need to inform you that that the letter you acquired from Dr. Victor Mbarika on November 30, 2020, doesn’t convey a certified provide of appointment or set up any place of scholar or professor at East Carolina University.”
But an announcement on Sunday issued and signed by the Secretary to the Kano State Government, Alhaji Usman Alhaji, referred to as for disciplinary motion in opposition to the school member, who stirred the controversy, in an try and embarrass the governor and the nice individuals of the state.
The assertion added that whereas the governor or any official of the federal government had no cause to doubt the veracity of the letter despatched by considered one of its school members, which was communicated, utilizing the college’s instrument of workplace, it equally didn’t at any time solicit for such appointment.
“We are deeply saddened by the uproar, ignited by this controversial appointment, in an try, to embarrass the individual of the governor and the nice individuals of Kano State,” the assertion learn.
Furthermore, Usman identified within the assertion that Governor Ganduje obtained a National Certificate in Education 1972, a Bachelor’s Degree in Science Education from Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, 1975; two Masters Degrees in Applied Educational Psychology from Bayero University, Kano 1979; and Public Administration additionally from ABU 1985, in addition to a Ph.D. which he obtained about three many years in the past from the University of Ibadan in South-West, Nigeria.
The SSG acknowledged that given his background, the governor wouldn’t have accepted a fraudulent appointment into a tutorial place in any college or establishment of upper studying inside and outdoors Nigeria.