OYOGist.com has learned that the Alaafin of Oyo, Oba Lamidi Adeyemi, on Saturday, faulted Federal Government’s order shutting down tertiary institutions nationwide in the wake of the coronavirus crisis.
Oba Adeyemi described the federal government’s directive on the closure of universities as “absolutely unnecessary.”
The monarch, said: “the closure of any university is the responsibility of the Senate of that university.
“The different university laws state expressly the duties and functions of the Visitor, Council and Senate. Like it is under the dictate of separation of powers, none of these three bodies has the right or power to assume the functions and duties of any of the other two.
“The instant situation as it concerns the private universities is particularly worrisome in that the federal government did not consult the private universities before asking them to shut their doors and release their students some of whom were getting ready to write their end of session examinations, to go home for a month.”