Edo State Governor, Godwin Obaseki has met with the Ambrose Alli University (AAU) community, with an ultimatum to the Special Intervention Team (SIT) to wind up its activities within the next 90 days and pave way for the constitution of a Governing Council for the state-owned tertiary institution.
The governor during an interactive session with the University community, in Ekpoma, Esan West Local Government Area of the State, said the government remains committed to repositioning the University to meet global standards.
“The team was a temporary arrangement to reset, put things right in the proper way, and wind up within the next 90 days. It will hand over to a properly inaugurated Governing Council of the institution. We have a law now in the State House of Assembly which is undergoing amendment and it will guide the new Council.”
The governor further noted, “There have been agitation and complaints and as a responsible government, we have to be here today to listen and see how to resolve the issues threatening the existence and progress of the University.
Some members of the University community including the Chairman of the Academic Staff Union of the University (ASUU), AAU Chapter, Dr. Cyril Onogbosele and the Onojie of Ekpoma, His Royal Highness, Anthony Ehizojie called for a speedy resolution of the crisis.