The national leadership of the Non
Academic Staff Union of universities
(NASU) has dissolved the leadership of the Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU), Ile-Ife branch of the union.
The National Executive in a June 21 letter
cited continued violation of the union’s
constitution in the ongoing crisis over the
appointment of a new Vice Chancellor for
the institution as the reason for the sack.
It accused the branch leadership of carrying out protest and industrial action without the permission of the national leadership, adding that it acted in disregard to its earlier plea for leniency in a recent meeting with the General Secretary at its Ibadan liaison office.
The letter, signed by the General Secretary, A. Adeyemi, said the dissolution of the Executive takes effect from June 20.
It directed the leadership of the OAU branch to hand over properties in their care to
branch financial secretary.
“In accordance with Rule 22 (1 & 5c) of
NASU constitution, therefore, the Obafemi
Awolowo University Branch Committee is
dissolved with effect from 20th June, 2016 for persistent violation of the content of the constitution,” the statement read in part.
The tenure of the outgoing VC, Prof. Ba
miracle Omole, ends today (Thursday) while the incoming VC is expected to take over on Friday.
The letter was copied to the VC, Registrar,
Commissioner of Police, Osun State and the Secretary of the Osun State Council of the union.