Union threatens to shutdown SEDI over re-appointment of MD

By Ummi Ismaeel,

Minna

The Joint Research and Allied Institutions Sector Unions (JORAISU) of the Federal Government-owned Scientific Equipment Development Institute (SEDI) Minna, Niger State has threatened to shutdown the institute if
the Managing Director, Professor Mohammed Baba Ndaliman, is re-appointed.

Professor Baba Ndaliman completed his first term of four years in May 2019, while one of the senior staff, Dr. Abdullahi Saba, was asked to manage the institute on acting capacity.

The union, in a statement titled, “Rejection of the renewal of tenure of Professor Mohammed Baba Ndaliman as the managing director/ chief executive of Scientific Equipment Development Institute for the second term in office”.

The union also alleged that the four years of Ndaliman at the helms of affairs in SEDI was a disaster as it brought about more of setbacks than developments to the institute.

In the letter jointly signed by Comrade Ugwu Chinedu Lawrence, chairman ASURI, SEDI, Minna; and Comrade Ahmed A. Danladi, chairman, NASU SEDI, Minna, the union claimed that assessment of Ndaliman by both internal and external assessors as was the tradition and criteria for reappointment of a managing director, "has shown gross degree of failure and performance below expectations".

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