KASU Politics: and the Skewing against Southern Kaduna Continues

Southern Kaduna has always been a victim of injustice in  the affairs of the state. Our attention has been drawn to the grand conspiracy to sideline its  qualified sons and daughters  from the  race  to occupy  the about to be vacant position of the  register of Kaduna State University (KASU).

The Vision of those who created  the university  was for principal offices  of Vice Chancellor, Bursar, University  Librarian and the Registrar to  be  shared/rotated  between the North and the Southern part of the state and that has been followed  up till the last dispensation

But as it is now the former  Vice chancellor has been recently  replaced with a Prof from the Northern part of the state  , the university  Librarian and Bursar as well are persons from the Northern part.

The University  Register’s tenure  is expiring in March and the body language of KASU’s governing council is showing that they are likely to appoint another person from the North to  that position.

The Chairman governing council/Pro Chancellor Prof S U Abdullahi is a renowned for his biased tendencies towards Southern Kaduna since from his days in ABU Zaria  when he was Vice chancellor of the school and  was also  among those who stopped Prof. Andrew Nok from becoming a Vice Chancellor of ABU  in 2009.

As it is now, the present Registrar should have gone for his  terminal leave just like how Prof. Qurix did before the appointment of the new Vice Chancellor but rather he is still on sit for reasons we find very  hard to except.

The southern part of the state  have competent hands that are in line of succession from the current Registrar, but we doubt if due process, principles of justice and equity will be followed in the selection process with the current gimmick going on especially since the current Register has not gone on his terminal leave as it is the norm.

We wish to bring this issue to the  Government of Kaduna State  and the general public as well as  show our discomfort and readiness to  challenge this purported plan in the event  the perpetrators do not backtrack.

It would be recalled that there have been calls recently by some people from the northern part of the state for the relocation of of the Kafanchan Campus of the school and other institutions of higher learning located in the southern parts of the state.

Instead of prevailing on the state government to work harder to ensure normalcy has returned to the area, the bigots often cite the current insecurity in the area as the basis for their calls.

This leaves one to reason if this is part of the grand plan to kill and bury Southern Kaduna.

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