The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) University of Ibadan chapter has urged Acting President Yemi Osinbajo to call the University of Ilorin management to order to avert another legal crisis.
The union also called on Adamu Adamu, the minister of education, to wade into the alleged plan by the university management to sack the chairman and secretary of the branch for whistle-blowing on corruption in the institution.
Ade Adejumo, zonal chairman of the union, and Deji Omole, chairman UI chapter, made this known in a statement issued on Wednesday after the zonal meeting of the union.
The union asked the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission and the Independent Corrupt Practices Commission to make public results of their investigation on the whistle-blowing of the union against the University of Ilorin.
The union also urged the acting president to ensure that the University of Ilorin is not treated like an institution that is above the law.
The chairman and secretary of the ASUU chapter of UNILORIN, Kayode Afolayan and Solomon Oyelekan respectively, had been suspended for four months for signing a document on behalf of the union.
The union executives also presented the signed documents at the EFCC and ICPC on alleged corruption and fraud being perpetrated.
“The University of Ilorin Administration is bent on terminating the appointment of Union officials critical of its corruption, lawlessness, dictatorship and disregard for democratic norms,” the statement read.
The union is hopeful that the new chairman of council of UNILORIN, Jubril Oyekan, will act positively to prevent the university from sliding down further.
“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 voices of dissent.
“After series of attempts by the union to make the university return to the path of decency, the union had no choice than to file petitions before the EFCC, ICPC, CCB and the visitor to the University.
“This development arises in view of the monumental infractions that have become endemic in the University of Ilorin.”
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