The accounts of Ebonyi State University (EBSU) Abakaliki has been frozen by the state government.


David Umahi, Ebonyi governor, made the announcement on Wednesday during a state-wide broadcast at the government house.

Chris Nguta, bursar of EBSU, was also sacked over the flawed process that led to his reappointment.

The state government declared the leadership of the institution’s chapter of the Academic Staff Union of University, ASUU, as illegal – due to the expiry of their tenure.


Ndubuisi Idenyi, present ASUU chairman and Emeka Nwakpu, his predecessor, were also suspended for gross misconduct.

EBSU-ASUU had on Sunday declared an indefinite industrial action, citing unfriendly policies of the present administration.

The governor also threatened to withhold the salary of any lecturer that fails to return to work.


“I hereby suspend all the check up dues and deductions being collected by the union. The present ASUU leadership in place has expired. The ASUU in place is illegal and will not discuss with them.

“The lecturers should conduct fresh election for a new leadership. Effective from Monday next week any staff of the university that will not go back to work will not be paid.

I appealed to them to go back to work. The Commissioner of Education should go to the school and put up a register to monitor the level of compliance.”


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