The Senior Staff Association of Nigerian
Universities and the Non Academic Staff Union
at the Obafemi Awolowo University » , Ile-Ife has
warned the school management against acting
on its plan to impose a Vice Chancellor of their
choosing for the institution.
Chairman of SSANU in the university, Mr.
Ademola Oketunde , during a press conference,
said the association would not allow any
candidate to be imposed on the university
through the back door.
He said the university would witness a great
change if the next vice-chancellor could be
picked from outside the “ current management
Oketunde said, “We want integrity in the selection
process of the next vice-chancellor of OAU. We
have suffered a lot in the hands of these
perpetrators called administrators in our university.
“For the past 15 years, workers in OAU have been
in bondage. It is no longer bearable and we cannot
afford to undergo another round of this ill
treatment in the hands of this group.
“We want all universities in this country to be
probed most especially OAU. The government
should make the school management account for
every kobo it has spent and in case you don’t
know, we don’t have a governing council in the
institution anymore. ”
NASU chairman alleged that the university
management is working towards imposing a
candidate because it probably has something to
But the Public Relations Officer of the university,
Mr. Abiodun Olarewaju, described the allegation
by the two unions as baseless.