Following a leadership struggle over the position of Vice Chancellor in Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU), President Muhammadu Buhari dissolved the governing council of the institution.
The Academic Staff Union Of Universities ASUU, has come forth to state that, the dissolution and the removal of the Vice Chancellor (VC), Ayobami Salami, contravened the University Autonomy agreement between the union and the Federal government (FG).
The union states that, the governing council was duly constituted and due process was followed when it selected the VC of the school, therefore the council ought not to be tampered with.
The Public Relations Officer of the university, Olanrewaju Abiodun, is in disagreement with the position of ASUU. He stated that FG owns the university and reserves the right to determine who the VC should be.
Prof. Salami stated that the position of ASUU has vindicated him.
Source: Premium Times
Written by Okolo Ezinne