A day after Gregory Daramola, the vice-chancellor of the Federal University of Technology, Akure was invited to Ibadan quarters of the EFCC, staff associations on campus have staged a protest within the school premises.
The associations, which are the Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Universities (SSANU) and the Non-Academic Staff Union (NASU) branches of the university, on Thursday protested the continued reign of the Daramola as the vice-chancellor of the university.
The protest which started at about 2 o’clock in the afternoon had protesters chanting “Ole” and lasted till half past three the same afternoon.
The VC, who was recently invited by the EFCC over fraud and corruption allegations, was accused by the staff unions of refusing to pay their long-term allowances.
The staff unions requested that the VC be removed with immediate effect and that the federal government set up a panel to audit the university’s account.
“You can’t be facing corruption charges and be ruling us. We don’t want another Saraki,” the protesters said.
“We’re advising Prof. Gregory Adebiyi Daramola not to come to FUTA from 4pm this evening. Nobody must go to office tomorrow. We must resume here [the front of new senate building, the VC’s office].”
“We’re not on strike, we’re on protest. If you don’t come and you’re caught, you’re on your own. But if you come to work and join the protest, an injury to one is an injury to all.
“It is our enemies who will not see tomorrow. They will have diabetes and the diabetes will kill them. They will have cancer. They will die of hunger.
“Since the emergence of the vice-chancellor, FUTA staff members have been deprived of some financial privileges because the VC trashed out autonomy of staff members on funds and disregarded due process in issues of leadership sustainability.”
The students on hearing the news, have continued to raise concerns on the possible consequences.
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