Governor Hyacinth Alia has dissolved the Governing Council of Benue State University, Makurdi in the State Capital.
The dissolution is with immediate effect by the institution’s visitor who
therefore constituted a 7-man Visitation Panel.
The mandate to amongst other things, thoroughly audit the activities of the university from 2016 when the last panel visited.
Tersoo Kula, the Chief Press Secretary to the State Governor said in a statement, said the Governor, charged the Panel to comprehensively investigate activities at the institution and report back accordingly for necessary action(s).
Other terms of reference for the panel are contained in the letter conveying the decision of the visitor, the statement said.
The panel which is headed by Prof. Gabriel Moti as Chairman has Barr. Simon Orkuma as Secretary. Other members include, Prof. Kwaghkondo Agber, Igyeigye Peter, Prof. Christie Ekoja, Mr. Sam Yuhwa, and Prof. Okpe Okpe.
In a letter conveying the decision of the visitor and signed by the Secretary to the Government of Benue State, Prof. Joseph Alakali, the Panel will be inaugurated today, Monday, 17th July 2023 at 8am in Government House, Makurdi.