Tuesday, 14 July 2015

NASU OAU Steps Up Demonstration Despite School Closure

By Adetula David

The Non Academic Staff Union (NASU), Obafemi Awolowo University chapter has done nothing less pertaining to her ongoing struggle even as the university management ordered students out of their halls of residence for mid-semester break.

Members of NASU from other universities stormed OAU yesterday to pledge their solidarity to the Union over their fight for the unpaid 64 months hazard allowance they are been owned. Buses from schools like Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, Osun State University among others with their members were seen at the main gate of the school on Monday. Even though the Road one gate was not totally locked down, no vehicle was allowed into and outside the university.
Suggestions from some quarters have raised concerns on the fate of the NASU struggle following the announcement by the university management that the students should proceed on a mid-semester break. Some people believe that it will mark the end of the struggle. However, against this perception, NASU members have refused to settle for less even as they continue to enjoy solidarity from sister unions and groups.

In what many students have described as a good omen, the chairman of NASU, Comrade Wole Adewunmi allowed for buses to convey students out of the university during the afternoon to ameliorate the suffering of trekking students who are leaving the campus have been subjected to.

The show-off between NASU and the university management will now enter its day 8 if demonstration should continue on Tuesday. Power and water supplies have since been cut from the student Halls of residence since the beginning of the new week.
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