The National Executive Council (NEC) of Edo state-owned Ambrose Alli University, Ekpoma, Alumni Association has rejected the institution’s Special intervention Powers provisions law 2021.
This was just as the group berated speaker Marcus Onobun who is an alumnus of the varsity; over “the State assembly role in the passage of the obnoxious law and the deliberate underfunding of the University by the Edo state government”.
The law gave the visitor, Governor Godwin Obaseki, who is a visitor to the University, the power to appoint an acting Vice Chancellor for the school and dissolution of its governing council. The Alumni NEC in a communique signed by its President, Chief Dave Emakunu Esq. and Hon. Johnson Idolor Akpolome, Secretary described the amended university law as unprecedented. The body also condemned what it termed a deliberate attempt to damage the cherished image of the University that has produced quality manpower who are holding forth in their respective endeavors.
It lamented the strike actions by all the Unions in the University which has paralyzed academic activities in the institution.
The communique reads in part, “NEC condemned the new law in its entirety and sought that it be repealed without further delay, as the law is capable of causing anarchy in the University and creating a legacy reminiscent of military dictatorship”.