See The Main Reason Why ASUU Asks Nigerian Universities To Withdraw Governor, El-Rufai’s Academic Certificates

Ahmadu Bello University (ABU), Zaria, had been directed to withdraw the academic certificates issued to the governor of Kaduna State, Alhaji Nasiru El-Rufai over his disobedience to court order.

The state chapter of Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), Ahmadu Bello University, in a meeting held on March 3, 2022 took the decision to withdraw his certificates, saying that Gov El-Rufai lacks the character to have such credentials in his honor.

They noted that the governor’s disposition towards rule of law is appalling, and as such, is not worthy of the University Award.

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It was learned that Kaduna State High Court, Zaria Division had earlier granted an injunction stopping the governor and other state agencies from trespassing on the land.

The Kaduna State government flaunted court order, and had, through the Urban Project and Development Authority (KASUPDA) demolished the land’s parameter fence which was built by Ahmadu Bello University.

The land in dispute is located at the College of Agriculture and Animal Science, Mando, Igabi local government area, Kaduna State, and is measured 196.258 hectares.

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In a statement jointly signed by ASUU branch Chairman, Harun Jibril and Secretary, Hussein Abdullahi, the body decried the deliberate effort of the governor to grab the land belonging to the school.

The statement reads in part; “The ASUU-ABU branch at its congress meeting of 2nd March, 2022 deliberated on the matter of the attempt by Nasiru El-Rufai, the executive Governor of Kaduna State to illegally and forcefully and in utter disregard of an order by a competent court of law, take over lands belonging to the Ahmadu Bello University, an institution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria and a historic and premier university.

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“Issue an advisory to the relevant organs of Ahmadu Bello University to formally withdraw the degree certificates awarded to Nasir El-Rufai by the university as his many actions are in contravention of the requirements in character and learning deemed worthy of ABU degree award,” the union said.

Alhaji Nasiru El-Rufai is the current governor of Kaduna State. He studied Quantity Surveying in ABU more than twenty years ago.

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