SSANU, NASU, Shut Down UI Over Alleged Imposition Of VC

Members of the Senior Staff Association of Nigeria Universities, SSANU and Non-Academic Staff of Union, NASU, University of Ibadan Chapter have shut down all activities in the institution in protest against the alleged plot to impose a vice-chancellor on them.

The members of the associations in their numbers locked up the main entrance of the institution, shut all doors and put out electricity.

Justifying the action, Chairman, SSANU, Mr Wale Akinremi alleged that the vice-chancellor, Professor Idowu Olayinka and his team were determined to manipulate the process of selecting a new vice chancellor for personal gains.

He said the unions had written petitions to the university council since about two years ago and had not gotten any response till date.

Mr Akinremi said the unions were convinced that the process was corrupt, hence the need for the protest.

On his part, Chairman, College of Medicine, NASU, Mr Akinlade Akinlolu said the protest was to repel oppression and imposition.

He said the unions would not sheath its sword until all the election processes were started afresh.

As at the time of filing this report, the senate and council members were still in the Senate Building while the protesters in their numbers besieged the entrance.

Meanwhile, it was gathered that the senate had been in the building since around eight am while power supply to the build had been switched off.

Adedayo Adelowo

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