Thursday fired 16 members of staff over offences involving sexual harassment, negligence of duty and corruption in the institution.

It was gathered that the sacked staff members included lecturers from different department and faculties in the institution.

According to a source who would not want his names in print because he was not permitted to speak on the matter, the tertiary institution indeed sacked some lecturers.

He said, “It is true that the Ahmadu Bello University management sacked some lecturers.”

He told our correspondent that the sacking of the lecturers was duly approved by the Governing Council of the institution.

When contacted the Director of ABU’s Public Affairs, Dr. Sama’ila Shehu, confirmed the incident but noted that not all those sacked were lecturers.

He said, “Not all of them are lecturers but they were ABU staff. They cut across. Those affected are 16.

“Some of the offences range from mishandling of records, scripts, sexual harassment and assault.

“There are categories of offences and penalties. Some (penalties) are the termination of appointments, dismissal and demotion.”

Source: Punch online news