UNN crisis: Nsukka zone petitions Jonathan over chancellor's removal

By The Citizen

Indigenes of Enugu North Senatorial Zone (Nsukka) have joined the three workers' union in the University of Nigeria to demand the immediate re-instatement of the former pro-chancellor, Dr. Emeka Enejere.

Activities were grounded at the university last week, by members of the Academic Staff Union of Universities, the Non-Academic Staff Union of Universities, and the National Association of Academic Technologists, over Enejere's removal.

The workers have been calling for the sacking of the university's Vice Chancellor, Prof. Bartho Okolo, who is being accused of corruption.

They have equally rejected the appointment of a new pro-chancellor, insisting that Enejere, who was suspended by the supervising minister of education, Nyesom Wike, must be recalled.

In an open letter to President Goodluck Jonathan on Sunday, the people of Nsukka zone said Enejere was suspended for insisting on due process in running the affairs of the university.

The letter was made available to journalists in Enugu, and  entitled 'Removal of Emeka Enejere as Chairman, Governing Council, University of Nigeria, Nsukka.'

It was signed by the President General of Nsukka Town Union, Mr. Austin Alumonah.