A Federal High court sitting in Osogbo, Osun State has declared the appointment of the new Vice Chancellor of the Obafemi Awolowo University Professor Salami, as invalid.
Professor Salami was announced as the New VC barely 24hrs ago,
we learnt that the Non Academic Staff Union of Universities NASU said that the Federal High court has granted the prayers of the NASU, as such declaring the appointment of Salami invalid.
Controversies have trailed the appointment of the new VC, since an alleged anointment by the outgoing Vice Chancellor Professor Bamitale Omole in April.
Earlier on Tuesday, report of disruption and total shut down of activities on the OAU campus was learnt, where NASU members were alleged to have been hunting staff, especially the members of the Academic Staff Union of Universities ASUU.
NASU has however vowed to continue in their protest and assured that any of it members won’t go on strike, but stay to fight the illegal appointment.
The NASU Chairman Comrade Odewunmi stated:-
“No man can come from Abuja and become our vice chancellor, if things keep going this way by ending of June we may go on strike because we will resist this “.
He added that only two of the 6 shortlisted candidates were taken to Abuja for approval.
“OAU registrar wrote a letter to all aspirants telling them to come to Abuja for the screening but just two went while four others boycotted it, they even promised to pay the aspirants money if they come, we will keep protesting this illegality, we have not started anything, we are determined” he said.
Source:- Lukmon Fasasi