The immediate past Vice-Chancellor of the Federal University, Dutsi-Ma, Katsina State, Prof. James Ayatse has insisted that he was never sacked by President Muhammadu Buhari. Prof. Ayatse was responding to media reports that he and seven other Vice-Chancellors had been sacked by the President. According to him, they had successful completion their non-renewable five year tenures from 16th February 2011 to 15th February 2016 as pioneer Vice-Chancellors, hence their leaving office. ” I have not been sacked. In fact the tenure of 8 of the 12 VCs ends today (15th February 2016) except those in Gusau, Gashua, Oye-Ekiti and Birnin Kebbi. ” The person to succeed me has not even reported. For the 8 VCs, the use of the word “Sacked” is incorrect. Thank you all for your prayers and remain blessed. ” Prof. James Ayatse was previously the Vice-Chancellor of Federal University of Agriculture, Makurdi.