Members of SSANU protest over sack of 23 workers
SSANU members and officials protest sacking of 23 workers and call for accountability from varsity management.
Joined by some national executives of the union from the Western zone, the protesting workers reportedly assembled at Isolu community, about one kilometre from FUNAAB, where they revealed the reasons for their displeasure to newsmen on Monday, November 14, Punch reports.
The staff members who were affected were reportedly sacked on Thursday, November 10, by the Governing Council and the vice-chancellor, Prof. Olusola Oyewole.
Punch reports that the SSANU protesters built bonfires on the road at about 7am on Monday morning, singing solidarity songs and restricting movement of vehicles along the Alabata Road which leads to the school.
According to the leaders of FUNAAB-SSANU, the protest was staged in the setting up of a visitation panel to look into activities of the management of the institution in the last four years.
The reinstatement of the 23 sacked workers was also of primary importance.
Addressing the gathering of journalists and protesters, the National Vice-President, Western Zone, Alfred Jimoh, called for an “immediate and unconditional recall” of their sacked colleagues.
Jimoh argued that the affected members had been asking for accountability and transparency in the way the finances of the institution was handled.
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