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.
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.
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 Punch Newspaper visited the campus today, 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
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.