has described the University of Ilorin as a terrorist organisation
after the institution reportedly sacked the ASUU chairman in the school,
Dr. Kayode Afolayan, for allegedly exposing corrupt practices of the
outgoing Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Abdulganiyu Ambali.
union by the chairman of the University of Ibadan chapter of ASUU, Dr.
Ayodeji Omole, and the Zonal Coordinator, ASUU Ibadan Zone, Dr. Ade
Adejumo, the lecturers said that Unilorin under Ambali devised all means
to suppress legitimate industrial activities in order to avoid exposure
of his misdeeds.
university prides itself in its ability to kill off (members of) staff
and students that are connected in any way to ASUU leadership. This hate
crime on the part of the university is usually carried out under the
guise of uninterrupted academic calendar. Yet, many universities have
also maintained a stable academic calendar without destroying union
members or their careers. To all intents and purposes, Unilorin has
become a terrorist organisation as far as industrial relation is
unprecedented height when in 2015, he smuggled his wife, Dr. Taiwo
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.
behalf of the union, signed a letter addressed to the school governing
council to look into the infringement against the university Rules and
Regulations committed by Prof. Ambali. However, rather than retrace his
steps, the outgoing vice-chancellor issued a query to Afolayan alleging
that they circulated an unspecified leaflet against the vice-chancellor.
administration completed another cycle of impunity, lawlessness and
disregard for due process with the termination of appointment of
petitions to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, the
Independent Corrupt Practices and other related offences Commission and
other anti-corruption agencies, the reports of their investigations were
never made public.
connivance of relevant authorities with Unilorin in its dastardly
pursuit. For example, our union, since December 2016, had submitted
petitions to the EFCC, ICPC and the CCB but until now results of ongoing
investigations have not been made known to the public. Our union also
wrote petitions to the Ministry of Education and the Visitor to the
school but no concrete step has been taken. The silence by these
relevant agencies and authorities casts serious doubt on the commitment
of government in the anti-graft war,” the letter read in part.