07 Jul 2022, 2:21 AM (GMT)

COVID-19 Global Stats

557,822,093 Total Cases
6,367,423 Death Cases
531,664,195 Recovered Cases

Don’t Address Pantami As A Professor, Says ASUU


The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) yesterday has described the promotion of Ali Isa Pantami, the Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, as a professor as illegal.

The Federal University of Technology Owerri (FUTO) had last year named the minister as a professor in cybersecurity during its council’s 186th meeting.

Pantami’s elevation has generated controversy, with many faulting FUTO on the promotion of the minister, who has never been on the teaching roll of the university and whose highest academic attainment was just a lecturer before he ventured into politics.

While addressing a press conference after its National Executive Council meeting, ASUU President, Professor Emmanuel Osodeke, said the Minister was not qualified for appointment as a professor.

The union also criticised the Federal Government for allowing the illegality to stand, calling for his removal and prosecution.

“From the information made available to us, Dr Pantami was not qualified and he violated the established procedure for appointment of professor. We are surprised that the government still allowed him to stand,” 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.”

The union also vowed to sanction its members involved in Pantami’s promotion including FUTO’s vice-chancellor.

Nadula Tax Return Season Sale under $200 wigs, beginner friendly & quick install

Lagos Post Online

Publisher, Lagos Post Online, Lagos Post is an online publication that seeks to provide fair, unbiased, credible, balanced and useful information about Corporate Organisations, Governments and the General Public by breaking news in Business, Politics, Arts, Entertainment, Culture, and Sports in Nigeria, Africa and the World. As a global news portal, we continually stand for responsible journalism and sound media practice. Mobile: +238025837037 Email: lagospostng@gmail.com

Related Articles

Back to top button