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ASUU kicks as FUOYE suspends branch Chairman, sacks two others

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By Dayo Johnson, Akure

THE Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has raised the alarm over alleged intimidation and victimisation of lecturers at Federal University, Oye Ekiti, FUOYE, by the university authorities.

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It specifically called on the Federal Government to send a visitation panel to the institution.

The Zonal Coordinator, ASUU, Akure Zone, Prof Olu Olufayo, who disclosed this, equally called on the Education Minister, Adamu Adamu, the National Universities Commission (NUC) and other relevant agencies of government to intervene in the crisis bedevilling the institution.

Olufayo was flanked by the Chairpersons of ASUU in the Federal University of Technology, Akure FUTA , Dr Bola Oniya, Obafemi Awolowo University, OAU, Dr Adeola Egbedokun and FUOYE, Dr Akinyemi Omonijo.

The union asked the relevant agencies of government “to call the Vice Chancellor, Prof Kayode Soremekun, to order and stop the victimisation of our members in general.

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We also use this opportunity to reiterate our earlier call on government to send a visitation panel to the Federal University Oye Ekiti with dispatch.

“The VC sacked Dr Niyi Akingbe, the former Acting Dean, Faculty of Arts of the university, who frequently criticised the administration on account of some irregular appointments, promotions, abnormal growth and placement that characterised the administrative style of the vice chancellor.

“He also terminated the appointment of Dr Oluwagbemiga Adeyemi, the former acting Dean, Students Affairs of the university.

“The Branch Chairperson, Dr Akinyemi Gabriel Omonijo, was equally suspended without pay on February 14 vide two conflicting letters”.

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