BREAKING: Powerful Southeast Governor Sacks State-Owned University VC, Announces Replacement

BREAKING: Powerful Southeast Governor Sacks State-Owned University VC, Announces Replacement

  • The governor of Imo state, Hope Uzordinma, has sacked the vice chancellor of the Imo state university of agriculture and environmental science
  • Professor Patrick Egbule was removed in a statement signed by the SSG and made available to journalists in Owerri, the Imo state capital
  • While announcing Professor Christopher Eze as the new acting vice chancellor of the university, the statement was silent on why Egbule was sacked

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Owerri, Imo - Hope Uzodinma, the governor of Imo state, has removed Professor Patrick Egbule, the vice chancellor of the Imo state university of agriculture and environmental science, Umuagwo.

The vice chancellor was relieved of his position through a statement issued to journalists by Cosmas Iwu, the secretary to the state government, in Owerri, the state capital on Wednesday, November 23.

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Uzodinma sacks CV of Imo state university of agriculture and environment science Photo Credit: Hope Uzodinma
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Professor Christopher Eze was also announced to be in the acting capacity of the university's vice chancellor.

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The statement reads in part:

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“The Executive Governor of Imo State, His Excellency, Senator Hope Uzodimma has approved the immediate removal of Prof Patrick Egbule as the Acting Vice Chancellor of the Imo State University of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences, Umuagwo."

The statement maintained that the appointment of Eze as the new acting vice chancellor was in accordance with the law establishing the institution.

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Why Uzodinma removes Imo's university vice-chancellor

Uzodinma wished Egbule well in his future endeavour and urged Eze to apply the highest standard in the administration of the institution.

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However, the statement from the government did not give the reason for the removal of Egbule as the acting vice chancellor of the institution.

Meet 4 speakers that have headed powerful southeast state assembly in 4 years

onebeat.com.ng earlier reported that what is shrouded to many is that since the emergence of Hope Uzodinma as Imo state governor, no less than 4 speakers have headed the state assembly.

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The speakers have either be removed by the power that be or resign due as a result of different corruption allegations.

Kennedy Ibe, the third speaker of the house, recently resigned for an undisclosed reason, the picture of the new speaker just suddenly appeared online.

Source: onebeat.com.ng

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