The Non-Academic staff of the Federal University of
Agriculture, Abeokuta, occupied the front of the Senate
building for the third straight day to protest against
some policies of the institution.
Our correspondent gathered that the angry workers
chased away the Vice-chancellor, Prof. Olusola
Oyewole, from his office along with some other
academic staff with charms.
The workers, it was gathered began the protest on
Tuesday and have not failed to gather to protest each
day since then.
The workers under the aegis of Joint Action Committee
had vowed never to return to their duty posts until the
school management yield to their demands, which
include upgrading of staff with additional qualifications,
appointment of substantive directors to all non-
academic teaching staff units and provision of working
tools, among others.
When our correspondent visited the campus on
Thursday, angry workers were seen in front of the
Senate building waiting for the directive from the
leadership of the unions.
Some of them were seen holding charms, made with
cow horns covered with red clothes while others
entertained themselves with the music of the late
Afrobeat legend, Fela Anikulapo-Kuti.
The NASU Chairman, who’s also the JAC Chairman,
Ishaq Odunjo, told the workers that a meeting was held
with the school management late Wednesday night
where their demands were discussed.
The Head, Directorate of Public Relations of the
university, Mrs. Emi Alawode, could not be immediately
reached for comments.
Her office was locked and she did not pick her calls or
reply a text message sent to her.
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