The Governing Council of the Federal University of Technology Akure, has ordered the reinstatement of the bursar of the institution, Mr. Emmanuel Oresegun.
Both Oresegun and the Vice Chancellor, Prof. Adebiyi Daramola, were earlier suspended by the Minister of Education, Mallam Adamu Adamu, following their arraignment at the Ondo State High Court by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission over alleged financial misconduct.
The VC, whose tenure expires on May 23, 2017 too was reinstated last week.
In a statement issued on Monday by the head Media and Protocol Unit of the university, Mr. Adegbenro Adebanjo, the council reinstated the bursar at its meeting.
According to the statement, the reinstatement letter was sent to Oresegun and signed by the Registrar of the institution, Mrs. Modupe Ajayi.
The embattled bursar was asked to return to office with immediate effect.
The letter to Oresegun read in part, “The governing council at its special meeting held on Thursday, 18th May, 2017, discussed extensively your suspension as the bursar of the Federal University of Technology, Akure, by the Federal Ministry of Education.
“The council noted that the suspension, by the minister, took effect from Friday, 5th May, 2017, before the inauguration of the new governing council in Abuja on Tuesday, 9th May, 2017.
“Members of council discussed the issue especially in relation to the powers vested on council by the provisions of the 2007 Autonomy Act that the governing council of a university shall be free in the discharge of its responsibilities for the good management, growth and development of the university.
“After extensive deliberations, the governing council decided that you should be reinstated to your position as the bursar of the university with immediate effect”.