CRISIS looms at the Federal Unversity, Lokoja, as a result of alleged divide and rule tactics introduced by the Vice Chancellor, Proffessor Angela Miri, which is causing rivalry among top management staff. It was reliably gathered at the weekend in Lokoja that some top officials of the university are unhappy with the style of leadership introduced by the present vice chancellor since she came on board which according to the source, is seriously affecting the smooth running of the citadel of learning. A senior official of the school, who craved anonymity, alleged that the vice chancellor has pitched members of the management against one another, thereby making them to work at cross purpose. He wondered why Miri would disclose to a national daily that the university is operating on zero budget, arguing that attributing such problem to the former Vice Chancellor, Prof Abdulmumin Rafindadi, is not only misleading, but totally uncalled for. He said rather than introduce politics and unnecessary sentiments to cause confusion among the top management team, the vice chancellor ought to be a team player, mobilise other members of the management in moving the institution from its present status to a greater level. According to him, the money budgeted for the institution is what was equally allocated for even older federal universities accross the country for the 2015 and 2016 fiscal year, insisting that aside the money being generated internally, the federal government has provided a conducive atmosphere for teaching and learning. The top official argued that if the vice chancellor is insisting that there is no money on ground when she took over from Rafindadi, where did the school get the money that it used to pay for her accommodation, as well as purchase a Prado jeep for her official use. He advised her to be focused and carry everybody along in the scheme of things, stressing that the divide and rule tactics would not augur well for the institution.

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