The Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU, has said the University of Ilorin ‘has become a terrorist organisation as far as industrial relation is concerned.’
ASUU in a statement on Sunday by Dr Ade Adejumo and Dr Deji Omole Zonal; Coordinator of the Ibadan Zone of ASUU, and Chairman, University of Ibadan Chapter after the sacking the ASUU chairman in the school, Dr. Kayode Afolayan by the Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Abdulganiyu Ambali said that it was the height of impunity to sack a person ‘for exposing the impunity, lawlessness and disregard for due process’ in the University.
The statement read thus: “The outgoing Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Abdulganiyu Ambali took all these to an unprecedented height when in 2015, he smuggled his wife, Dr (Mrs) Taiwo Toyin 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 Chairperson, Dr Kayode Afolayan, on behalf of the union, signed a letter addressed to the Council to look into the infringement against the university Rules and Regulations committed by Prof Ambali.
‘However, rather that retrace his steps, the outgoing Vice Chancellor issued a query to the branch Chairperson, Dr. Kayode Afolayan, alleging that they circulated an unspecified “leaflet” against the Vice-Chancellor.
‘The Union promptly alerted members of the public to the evil plans of Prof Ambali to sack our officers in Unilorin. Just yesterday, 21st September, 2017, the University Administration completed another cycle of impunity, lawlessness and disregard for due process with the termination of appointments of the branch Chairperson.
“This very unfortunate development has again exposed the evil going on in the University of Ilorin. The university has devised all means to suppress legitimate industrial activities in order to avoid exposure of its misdeeds.
“The University of Ilorin had on the 19th September, 2017 in a letter titled: “ Termination of Appointment” signed by the Registrar and Secretary to the Council of the university E. D. Obafemi stated that “Council at its 155th meeting held on Monday 28th August 2017 considered the report from the 41st meeting of staff disciplinary committee held on Wednesday 7th June 2017, 8th June 2017 and Thursday June 2017 and approved that your services are no longer required. Consequently it directed that you should be relieved of your appointment. Accordingly your appointment is hereby terminated with effect from the date of this letter”