The Academic Staff Union of Universities has described the University of Ilorin as a terrorist organisation after the institution reportedly sacked its ASUU chairman
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“Indeed, the university prides itself in its ability to kill off (members of) staff and students that are connected in any way to ASUU leadership.
“This hate crime on the part of the university is usually carried out under the guise of uninterrupted academic calendar.
“Yet, many universities have also maintained a stable academic calendar without destroying union members or their careers. To all intents and purposes, Unilorin has become a terrorist organisation as far as industrial relation is concerned”.
This was contained in a letter signed on behalf of Academic Staff Union of Universities by the chairman of the University of Ibadan chapter of ASUU, Dr. Ayodeji Omole.
The union described the University of Ilorin as a terrorist organisation after the institution sacked the ASUU chairman in the school, Kayode Afolayan, for allegedly exposing corrupt practices of the outgoing Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Abdulganiyu Ambali.
The letter partly read “Prof Ambali took all these to an unprecedented height when in 2015, he smuggled his wife, Dr. Taiwo Ambali, into the university through the temporary appointment route as Lecturer 1. By 2016, less than one year later, she had been promoted to the rank of Senior Lecturer, when the regulation specifies at least three years before such a promotion could take place.
“Our branch chairman, Dr. Afolayan, on behalf of the union, signed a letter addressed to the school governing council to look into the infringement against the university Rules and Regulations committed by Prof. Ambali. However, rather than retrace his steps, the outgoing vice-chancellor issued a query to Afolayan alleging that they circulated an unspecified leaflet against the vice-chancellor.
“On September 21, 2017, the university administration completed another cycle of impunity, lawlessness and disregard for due process with the termination of appointment of Afolayan.”
ASUU also alleged that despite its petitions to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, the Independent Corrupt Practices and other related offences Commission and other anti-corruption agencies, the reports of their investigations were never made public.