OAU VC Saga – Court declare appointment of new VC invalid

Obafemi Awolowo University OAU
Obafemi Awolowo University OAU

A Federal High court sitting in Osogbo, Osun
State has declared the appointment of the new
Vice Chancellor » of the Obafemi Awolowo
University Professor Salami, as invalid.
It was learnt that the Non Academic Staff Union
of Universities NASU said that the Federal High
court has granted the prayers of the NASU, as
such declaring the appointment of Salami invalid.
It will be recalled that the Senate of the OAU, on
Monday, June 6th, 2016 announced the
appointment of the professor of Ecology and
Environmental Studies Ayo Salami, as the new
Vice Chancellor of the institution, after a brief
meeting of members of the governing council.
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of new VC »
Controversies have trailed the appointment of
the new VC, since an alleged anointment by the
outgoing Vice Chancellor Professor Bamitale
Omole in April.
Earlier on Tuesday, report of disruption and total
shut down of activities on the OAU campus was
learnt, where NASU members were alleged to
have been hunting staff, especially the members
of the Academic Staff Union of Universities
ASUU.
NASU has however vowed to continue in their
protest and assured that any of it members
won’t go on strike, but stay to fight the illegal
appointment.
The NASU Chairman Comrade Odewunmi stated :
” No man can come from Abuja and become our
vice chancellor » , if things keep going this way by
ending of June we may go on strike because we
will resist this .”
He added that only two of the 6 shortlisted
candidates were taken to Abuja for approval.
” OAU registrar wrote a letter to all aspirants telling
them to come to Abuja for the screening but just
two went while four others boycotted it, they even
promised to pay the aspirants money if they come,
we will keep protesting this illegality, we have not
started anything, we are determined” he said.

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