Kaduna - Seventeen workers of the Ahmadu Bello University (ABU) Zaria, Kaduna State, have been relieved of their appointments by the authorities of the institution.
The Acting Registrar of the institution, Ahmed Kundila, announced this in a special news bulletin issued in Zaria on Tuesday.
The bulletin reads: ``The Governing Council of ABU at its (Regular) meeting held on Jan. 25 and 26, 2013, considered the report of the senior staff disciplinary committee on some cases of staff discipline referred to it by the management.
``The nature of the offences ranged from violation of study fellowship, leave of absence term to gross misconduct."
According to the bulletin, the council, however, decided to re-instate Salihu Babale of Public Affairs Department, terminated the appointment of six and dismissed 11 others, after careful deliberations.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the termination and dismissal affect various faculties and departments of the university.