Crisis brews as UNIABUJA governing council queries bursar, director over budget procedure

Fresh crisis is brewing at the University of Abuja (UNIABUJA), the federal capital territory, as the institution’s governing council is currently at loggerheads with the management over budgetary matters.

The governing council, which is headed by a former executive secretary of the Universal Basic Education Commission (UBEC), Ahmad Modibbo, has alleged that the AbdulRasheed Na’Allah-led university management is undermining its authority.

The council, last week, directed Mr Na’Allah, a former two-term vice-chancellor of Kwara State University (KWASU), Malete, Kwara State, to query the institution’s bursar, Rufai Baba, and the director of physical development department, Sadiq Shuaibu, an architect.

But Mr Modibbo, a professor of History, says there is no conflict on the campus. He said the governing council only challenged an attempt to undermine its power and statutory role.

How conflict started

The university’s new governing council was appointed in July but since it came on board there have been frequent instances of disagreement with the university .

At the heart of the new crisis is the allegation by the council that the budgetary allocations for…

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