JUST IN: FG makes U-turn, withdraws order to reopen varsities

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The Federal Government withdrew its circular ordering vice-chancellors, pro-chancellors, and governing councils to reopen federal universities on Monday afternoon, via the National Universities Commission.

NewsClick Nigeria reported earlier that a circular tagged NUC/ES/138/Vol.64/135 was addressed to all vice-chancellors; pro-chancellors and chairmen of governing councils of federal universities ordering them to re-open universities.

The commission, however, withdrew the order in another circular titled NUC/ES/138/Vol.64/136, which was also signed by the NUC’s Director, Finance and Account, Sam Onazi.

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“Consequently, the said circular stands withdrawn.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”

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