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Thursday, 23 June 2016

EFIWE NEWS: University Workers Chase FUNAAB VC And Other Academic Staffs With Charms (Juju)


The Non-Academic staff of the Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta, occupied the front of the Senate building for the third straight day to protest against some policies of the institution.
Our correspondent gathered that the angry workers chased away the Vice-chancellor, Prof. Olusola Oyewole, from his office along with some other academic staff with charms.
The workers, it was gathered began the protest on Tuesday and have not failed to gather to protest each day since then.

The workers under the aegis of Joint Action Committee had vowed never to return to their duty posts until the school management yield to their demands, which include upgrading of staff with additional qualifications, appointment of substantive directors to all non-academic teaching staff units and provision of working tools, among others.
When our correspondent visited the campus on Thursday, angry workers were seen in front of the Senate building waiting for the directive from the leadership of the unions.
Some of them were seen holding charms, made with cow horns covered with red clothes while others entertained themselves with the music of the late Afrobeat legend, Fela Anikulapo-Kuti.
The NASU Chairman, who’s also the JAC Chairman, Ishaq Odunjo, told the workers that a meeting was held with the school management late Wednesday night where their demands were discussed.
The Head, Directorate of Public Relations of the university, Mrs. Emi Alawode, could not be immediately reached for comments.
Her office was locked and she did not pick her calls or reply a text message sent to her.

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