The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) over the weekend slammed the Chairman of the Osun State University Governing Council, Prof. Gabriel Olawoyin, over the suspension of the institution’s Vice Chancellor, Prof. Basir Okesina.
It would be recalled that the pro chancellor of the institution, Professor Gabriel Olawoyin, suspended three principal staff for allegedly defrauding the university, while a panel was constituted by the council to probe allegations of financial impropriety levelled against them last week Monday.
THE national leadership of Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), Prof. Nasir Fagge called on Governor Rauf Aregbesola of Osun State to immediately reverse the suspension order slammed on the Vice Chancellor of Osun State University (UNIOSUN), Professor Bashir Okesina, registrar and the bursar of the institution.
Fagge said the pro chancellor does not have the audacity to suspend the vice chancellor
At a press conference addressed in Osogbo, ASUU national chairman, Professor Nasir Fagge, who was represented by Professor Segun Ajiboye, the coordinator of ASUU, Ibadan Zone, maintained that the pro chancellor lacked the power under the law that established the university to suspend the vice chancellor.
Fagge also condemned the setting up of a parallel investigative body by Olawoyin, noting that the visitor to the university and Osun State governor, Mr Rauf Aregbesola, had already constituted a visitation panel headed by the Vice Chancellor of Federal University of Technology (FUTA), Akure, Professor Gregory Adebiyi, to investigate the matter.
The ASUU chairman subsequently tasked Aregbesola to immediately inaugurate the visitation panel and also reverse the order suspending the vice chancellor and others.
National Treasurer of ASUU, Dr. Ademola Aremu, also called on Aregbesola to pay workers of the university their outstanding salaries. He said it was not good for lecturers to be owed two months salaries.
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