The National Universities Commission, on behalf of the Federal Government, rescinded a circular on Monday afternoon that had instructed vice chancellors, pro chancellors, and governing councils to reopen federal universities.
The PUNCH had earlier revealed exclusively that all vice chancellors, pro chancellors, and chairmen of governing councils of federal universities had received a circular with the subject line NUC/ES/138/Vol.64/135 directing them to reopen their institutions.
However, the commission revoked the directive in a subsequent circular with the number NUC/ES/138/Vol.64/136, which was also signed by Sam Onazi, the NUC’s director of finance and accounts.
Though it did not explain why. The letter tagged, “withdrawal of circular NUC/ES/138/Vol.64/135 dated September 23, 2022” partly read, “I have been directed to withdraw the NUC Circular Ref: NUC/ES/138/Vol.64/135, and dated September 23, 2022 on the above subject.
“Consequently, the said circular stands withdrawn. All pro-chancellors and chairmen of governing councils, as well as vice-chancellors of federal universities are to please note. Further development and information would be communicated to all relevant stakeholders.
“Please accept the assurances of the Executive Secretary’s warmest regards”
Source: Punch Newspaper