The leadership crises rocking some universities across Nigeria have drawn the attention of the federal government.
Nigerian Tribune reports that the government is of the opinion that political leaders are sponsoring the appointments of Vice Chancellors with the hope of getting people to manipulate the next general election.
Sonny Echono, the permanent secretary, Federal ministry of education,made this known while representing the minister of Education,Malam Adamu Adamu,at an event in Abuja on Monday,April 19.
Echono speaking at the inauguration of new governing councils of five federal universities warned political leaders investing in the appointment of Vice Chancellors that they would be disappointed in 2023.
Earlier, Vanguard reported that the president Muhammadu Buhari had approved the dissolution and reconstitution of the councils.
This development was contained in a statement by the permanent secretary, Federal ministry of education in Abuja.
Meanwhile, President Buhari appointed former national chairman of all progressive Congress (APC) John Oyegun,as one of the bosses of the governing councils of five Universities in Nigeria.
Oyegun was named the chairman of the university of Ibadan governing council,a former senator from Ogun state,Lanre Tejuosho,is to head that of the University of Lagos (UNILAG).
Other universities are Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU),Ile-Ife in Osun state University of Port Harcourt (UNIPORT) in Rivers State and Nigerian maritime University,Okerenkoko in Delta State.