The Senate committee on Ethics privileges and public petitions yesterday ordered the Vice Chancellor Michael Okpara University Of Agriculture Umudike(MOUAU), Prof Francis Ogbonnaya Otunta to recall all the suspended Staff of the University and pay them back all the salaries due to them.
The order came after the Committee looked at the evidences of employment of the sacked workers before them.
It was recalled that earlier july of 2017 over 400 temporary staffs were suspended,the leadership of the university last time alleged that some of the suspended workers were not qualified to be engaged.
It also alleged that the immediate past Vice Chancellor of the university, Prof. Hillary Edoga, illegally engaged the temporary workers without council’s approval, though there was already a vice chancellor designate that would replace him.
But while reacting to a text message sent to her mobile phone number, the University Public Relations Officers, PRO, Mrs. Adanma Odefa said the University management and not the Senate will decide the fate of sacked workers.