SSANU, NASU Appreciate Role Of Social Media In OAU VC Struggle
The Chairman of the OAU chapter of Non-Academic Staff Union, NASU, Comrade Odewunmi and representatives of the Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Universities, SSANU, OAU have come out to appreciate the role of the social and mass media in their recent agitation against the irregularities in the appointment of a Vice-Chancellor for the institution.
Speaking at the National Dialogue on the use of the Social Media, Odewumi appreciated the efforts of media houses and campus journalists in helping ensure that their cause gained international attention as against the similar 2009 struggle on the appointment of Professor 'Tale Omole. The programme, which was organised by Oyedeji Olanrewaju and his team, also featured a panel discussion from Vincent Adeoba, Umar Galadima, and Adetula David; who was duly represented.
The trio spoke on the current use of the social media in solving the recurrent closure of tertiary institutions across the nation. The Dean of Students Affairs of the University of Osun who was a guest at the event, also commented on the topic; emphasising the two sidedness of the social media and the need for students to find the balance.
The programme featured other dignitaries; Olatunji Busayo O'Busayo, former president of the Association of Nigerian Authors OAU, Richard Mammah, who was duly represented and students from other universities. The event witnessed the launching of the book; "Social Media: A Panacea to Constant Universities Crisis In Nigeria" which was coauthored by Olanrewaju Oyedeju and Lukmon Fasasi.