UNILORIN ASUU, Ibadan Zone Raises Alarm Over Victimization of Union Leaders

The Ibadan Zone of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), has raised the alarm over an alleged attempt by the University of Ilorin management to sack the chairman and secretary of the branch for whistle-blowing on corruption in the university.

It, therefore, asked the two anti-graft agencies, Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) and Independent Corrupt Practices and other related offences Commission (ICPC) to make public results of their investigations on the whistle blowing of the union against the university.

ASUU in a press release signed by its Zonal Chairman, Dr. Ade Adejumo and Chairman University of Ibadan chapter Dr. Deji Omole and made available to DAILY POST on Wednesday in Ibadan, called on the Acting President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo and the Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu and Chairman, Governing Council of the institution to call the University management to order before plunging the university into another crisis.

It was learnt that the duo of UNILORIN ASUU chairman and Secretary Dr. Kayode Afolayan and Dr. Solomon Oyelekan, respectively had been suspended for four months for signing a document on behalf of ASUU and presenting same to the EFCC and ICPC.

“The University of Ilorin Administration is bent on terminating the appointment of Union officials critical of its corruption, lawlessness, dictatorialness and disregard of democratic norms.

“The union is hopeful that the new Chairman of Council of UNILORIN, Dr. Jubril Oyekan will act positively to prevent the University from sliding down further and being drawn into another round of tussle with our union.

“We believe he would not be part of a grievous scandal of a Council submitting to the whims of the Administration and terminating the appointments of scholars because they blew the whistle on the wife of the Vice Chancellor or because they alerted the same Council to corrupt practices in the institution.

“In the meantime, we again call on the relevant agencies to furnish members of the public with the result of their investigations on the petitions submitted by the union.

“We call on the Visitor to the University and other supervising agencies to prevail on this public institution to stop the continuous harassment of critical”

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