Tuesday, 7 February 2017

OAU: Non-Academic Staff Protest Member's Death, Bars Bursar From Entering Office

Following the death of an Academic Laboratory Technician in the Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Science in the line of work, workers of the Obafemi Awolowo University today took to the University Senate Building to protest the state of the Laboratories and infrastructure on campus.

The deceased, Mr Oyediwura Samson, was said to have suffered from the spillage of a toxic chemical and was rushed to the Health Centre and eventually referred to the University Teaching Hospital, where he was said to have given up the ghost.

The Protesting Workers also barred the University Bursar, Mrs Akeredolu from going into her office stating that she go to face the petition against her at the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission. They claimed that she and the former Vice-Chancellor, Professor 'Tale Omole, were involved in several corrupt practices; diverting funds that were meant to improve the infrastructure of the Institution.

However, upon pleas by the Acting Vice-Chancellor of the University, Professor Anthony Elujoba, the protesting workers went back to work. The Acting Vice-Chancellor promised the workers to look into all the issues raised and he reassured them that the University Management was doing all necessary to make learning on campus more convenient. He then had a closed door meeting with the leadership of the Unions present.

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