Tuesday, November 15, 2016

SSANU Protest Sack Of 23 Colleagues In FUNAAB

Hundreds of members of the Senior Staff Association of Nigeria Universities (SSANU) from universities in Western Zone blocked the access roads to Federal University of Agriculture (FUNAAB), Abeokuta, Ogun State this morning over the sack of 23 of their colleagues by the institution’s management.

According to a report by The Nation, scores of  students, visitors, lecturers and other members of the university community caught unaware by the  blockade of the FUNAAB Alabata road, had a hectic time moving to or fro the university.

The protesting SSANU used born fire, vehicles and human shield to obstruct traffic flow to draw attention to what they called injustice and victimisation of members by FUNAAB management while motorists rode on greenland to beat the obstructions.

Many of the workers simply abandoned their vehicles on the road and trekked, and others managed to board the commercial motor – cycles called Okada in threes to access FUNAAB once reputed as about the most peaceful university in Nigeria before it caved in  to an intractable internal crisis in the last three months.

Armed Police men, operative of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) and Traffic Wardens drafted to the area in eight Hilux Pick Up vans as well as men from the FUNAAB’s  security unit laboured to ensure that the protest did not morph into violence.