The Chairman, Benue State University visitation panel, Professor Daniel Saror has tendered his resignation letter to Governor Samuel Ortom, Ati Terkula reports.
In his letter, Prof Saror cited a media report in The Nation of June 5, 2015, page 8 as reason for his immediate resignation saying the comments credited to the state governor concerning the report of the university’s visitation panel as embarrassing and unfortunate.
“I find the statement credited to as not only embarrassing but also unfortunate as such a report does not exist.”
Last Wednesday (3rd June, 2015), Governor Ortom while addressing the Governing Council of the Benue State University, announced the cancellation of the report of the visitation panel to the University saying an accurate assessment of work done for five years could not be made in one week.
Prof. Saror, a former Senator who represented Benue North-East senatorial district for two terms stated that Benue state government constituted a visitation panel for Benue State University (BSU) on the 12th of May 2015 and the panel was inaugurated on 18th May, 2015.
According to him the panel paid a courtesy call on the Commissioner for Education and the Vice Chancellor of the university on 25th May, 2015 and resolved to reconvene on 17th June, 2015 in the hope by that time, details of the venue that will also serve as secretariat would be sort out with the new administration.
He said the panel had not sat and wondered how a report was produced in such a circumstance upon which the governor acted.
Prof Saror said his integrity has been called to question with Governor Ortom utterances and he has no choice than to resign as chairman and member of the visitation panel to Benue State University.