The Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose has again condemned the recent sack of the Vice Chancellors of some Federal Universities by the Federal Government.
He also warned the authority of the Federal University of Oye Ekiti (FUOYE ) to either remit taxes due to the state or risk having the institution shut down.
Fayose, who made the declaration when the newly appointed Vice Chancellor of FUOYE, Professor Kayode Shoremikan paid him courtesy visit in his office, said actions that contradict commonsense should be avoided.
According to the Governor, the action of the Federal Government led by President Muhammadu Buhari should be condemned because there was no justification for the sacking of the Vice Chancellors.
“The sack is unfair and unlawful. We must allow these institutions to survive us. Every action that will be termed political or against common sense should be avoided.
“I openly condemned the action of the Federal Government in the sack of the Vice Chancellors. They should respect the laws establishing these institutions.
“As a Governor, I fear no foe. The right of humanity must be respected,” he said.
Fayose maintained that payment of taxes is germane and should be respected by the school without which it would face the consequences.
Earlier in his remarks, Prof Shoremikan pleaded with the Governor to show understanding because FUOYE was already remitting 50 percent of the taxes accruing to the school to the Ekiti State government.
“I think it is fair compared with what obtains in other institutions like ours across the country. We therefore seek the understanding of our Governor on this issue. “