The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) says Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Isa Pantami went through standard processes before his appointment as a Professor of Cybersecurity in the Federal University of Technology, Owerri (FUTO).
The appointment announced in September generated controversy which led to an investigation.
The FUTO chapter of ASUU noted that Pantami’s application scaled six hurdles before it was ratified by the Governing Council.
The body clarified that external assessors were engaged to examine the minister’s publications ahead of his elevation.
An inquiry cleared the Governing Council and the management of any wrongdoing in appointing Pantami a Professor of Cybersecurity in FUTO School of Information and Communication Technology (SICT).