The Governor of Ekiti State, Dr. Kayode Fayemi, has approved the removal of the Vice Chancellor of Ekiti State University (EKSU), Ado-Ekiti, Prof. Samuel Oye Bandele; the Chief Medical Director (CMD) of Ekiti State University Teaching Hospital (EKSUTH), Dr. Kolawole Ogundipe and Provost of the College of Education, Ikere-Ekiti, Prof. Mojisola Oyarequa.
The Ekiti State Executive Council had during its meeting on Wednesday and Friday, January 17 and 19, 2019, received the white paper on the recommendations of the visitation panels for each of the institutions in the state and gave approval for their implementations.
The Council had said that it observed a general trend of leadership and administrative challenges in the institutions. It also observed abuse of office and financial recklessness in some of the institutions.
In a statement by the media aide to the governor, Mr. Yinka Oyebode, the action of the governor followed the consideration and adoption of the white papers on the reports of the visitation and fact-finding panels set up by the State Executive Council.
According to Oyebode, the most senior officials are to take over the running of the institutions pending the appointment of substantive heads.
“In the case of EKSU, the Deputy Vice Chancellor (Academics), Prof. (Mrs.) Olubunmi Ajayi, is to take charge in an acting capacity pending the appointment of a substantive vice chancellor by the governing council.
“The governor also approved the appointment of Mrs. Folakemi Falore as the sole administrator of the College of Health Sciences and Technology, Ijero-Ekiti.
“As approved by the State Executive Council, the governing councils’ immediate task is the implementation of the approved recommendations of the white papers.
“In the case of the College of Health Sciences and Technology, Ijero, the sole administrator is responsible for implementing the white paper,” the statement said.