Abeokuta - Activities were paralysed for many hours at the Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta, and its environs on Monday, following protest by members and officials of the Senior Staff Association of Nigeria Universities over the recent sacking of 23 of their members, Punch reports.
The affected members of staff were reported to have been sacked last Thursday by the Governing Council and the vice-chancellor, Prof. Olusola Oyewole.
The protesting workers who were joined by some national executives of the union from the Western zone, assembled at Isolu community, which is about a kilometre from FUNAAB, where they made their grievances known to journalists.
They made bonfires on the road as early as 7am, sang solidarity songs and prevented movement of vehicles along the Alabata Road which led to the school.
The protest according to the leadership of FUNAAB-SSANU was carried out to call for the setting up of a visitation panel to look into activities of the management of the institution in the last four years and the reinstatement of the 23 sacked workers according to Tribune.
The National Vice-President, Western Zone, Alfred Jimoh, who addressed the gathering and journalists, called for an “immediate and unconditional recall” of their sacked colleagues.
- News 24