Governor Hope Uzodinma of Imo State has sacked the Vice-Chancellor of Imo State University of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences (UAES), Patrick Egbule.
The Secretary to State Government (SSG), Cosmas Iwu, disclosed this in a statement on Wednesday.
Mr Egbule, a professor of agricultural and workforce education, would be replaced by Christopher Eze as acting vice-chancellor of the institution, Mr Iwu said.
“The Executive Governor of Imo State, Senator Hope Uzodimma has approved the immediate removal of Prof Patrick Egbule as the Acting Vice Chancellor of the Imo State University of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences, Umuagwo.
“Consequently, by the law establishing the university, His Excellency has approved the immediate appointment of Prof Christopher Chiedozie Eze as the acting vice-chancellor of the Imo State University of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences, Umuagwo,” he said, in the statement.
No reason was given for the sack of the vice-chancellor.
The SSG said the governor wished Mr Egbule well in his future endeavours and urged Mr Eze, the new vice-chancellor “to apply himself to the highest standards in the administration of the young institution.”