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ASUU To Sanction FUTO Over Pantami’s ‘Illegal’ Professorship

The Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU, says it will sanction its members in the Federal University of Technology Owerri, FUTO, and the university’s Vice-Chancellor for the “illegal” promotion of the Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Dr Isa Ali Pantami as a professor.

The union disclosed this during a press conference by its National President, Prof. Emmanuel Osodeke held in Lagos on Monday, saying promoting the minister to a professor was illegal.

ASUU said it is impossible to be a minister and a lecturer at the same time, describing the promotion as encouragement of illegality.

The union gave Pantami the option of quitting his job as a minister, saying he is currently not qualified to be treated as a professor.

He said, “You cannot be a minister and a lecturer in a university. It is an encouragement of illegality.

“Pantami has to quit as a minister and be tried for doing double jobs within the same federal system. He is not qualified. Pantami should not be treated as a professor.

“We have resolved to sanction ASUU members involved in his promotion and the VC of FUTO.”

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