Thursday, 16 July 2015

OAU Management Berates NASU, Orders Members Back To Work

By Adetula David

The Obafemi Awolowo University authority has described the recent demonstrations by members of the Non Academic Staff Union, NASU over their unpaid 64 months accumulated allowance as ‘total disregard for constituted authority’ and ‘recalcitrant’ and thereby directed them to resume work.

In a Circular signed by the University Registrar, D. O. Awoyemi, the university management has expressed dissatisfaction over the continued demonstrations by the NASU stating that despite several appeals, meetings and entreaties to the Union by the University Management, the Pro-Chancellor of the University, the University Governing Council and the Oni of Ife, Oba Okunade Sijuade, the NASU executives have refused to show understanding. The University management has also described their absence from work during their protests as illegal.

Members of the NASU have however been directed in the same Circular to return to their duty posts on or before Tuesday, 21st July, 2015. Failure to comply with this directive, the University authority has vowed to take appropriate disciplinary measures against erring members.

Efforts to reach the Chairman of the NASU, Comrade Odewunmi to know the current position of the NASU proved not too fruitful as he was on the wheel while we called in. We promised to call him back.

It will be recalled that members of the NASU started the agitation for the payment of their 64 months earned allowances since Friday, July 3 thereby disrupting academic, administrative and economic activities within the University community.

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