Nasarawa State University VC Returns, Denies Theft of N20m

The suspended VC of Nasarawa State University, Keffi (NSUK), Prof. Shamsudeen Amali, has returned to office following the intervention of the House of Assembly, which nullified his suspension, even as he denies the alleged theft of N20 million from the institution’s coffers.

Amali, alongside his management team, was suspended last month reportedly on the order of the State Governor, Umaru Tanko Al-Makura, who is visitor to NSUK, following the bloody clash between students and security agencies, which lead to the death of some students.

Faulting the governor’s action, however, the lawmakers, described the suspension of the school principal’s officers as a contravention of section of the law setting up the institution.

Meanwhile, Amali, a one time VC of the University of Illorin, has denied bolting with the institution’s money, amounting to N20 million, stating that questions about the missing money should be directed to his successor.

He told newsmen in Keffi that the alleged theft of the money meant for the upgrade of water facility in the university smacked of mischief by those bent on ensuring his removal from office through the backdoor.



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