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Union Leaders Suspended For Whistle Blowing In UNILORIN

by Abbey Lily

Union Leaders Suspended For Whistle Blowing In UNILORIN

Union Leaders Suspended For Whistle Blowing In UNILORIN

Union Leaders Suspended For Whistle Blowing In UNILORIN

Two lecturers from the University of Ilorin (UNILORIN) have been suspended and letters of suspension given to them by the management and governing council due to their defiant attitude.

The two lecturers affected are Kayode Afolayan and Dr Solomon Oyelekan. The two are Factional Chairman and Secretary of the UNILORIN Chapter of Academic Staff Union of University (ASUU).

The Lecturers were suspended as a result of disloyalty and causing disaffection in the university.

Though, the Lecturers were alleged of insubordination, the affected lecturers said that they are being victimized for exposing corruption in the institution which was done in accordance with the Federal Government’s directive.

The Vice Chancellor, Prof. Abdulganiyu Ambali said the suspension of the affected Lecturers was necessary but  distanced his office from the action.

One of the affected lecturer, Afolayan noted that though the reason for their suspension was not known but believed it has to do with their blowing of whistle of alleged impunity and corruption which is going on in the institution.

However, the Factional Vice Chairman of ASUU, Dr Bode Olumorin has called on the federal government to come to their aid, adding that since the government advised people to point out corrupt practices, they should not be abandoned.

The period for the suspension was not mentioned in the letter and the suspended lecturers had petitioned their national body for redress.

With both parties sticking to their positions, interest groups in the university are looking forward to a compromise.

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