FUOYE unions commence indefinite strike over victimisation, hazard allowance

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[Ekiti]–The Unions of the Federal University, Oye-Ekiti (FUOYE) have commenced an indefinite strike over alleged victimisation, intimidation and non-payment of hazard allowances.

In a protest yesterday, Monday, May 16, the workers blocked the gate leading to the university and other major roads, causing a traffic gridlock in the area.

The striking unions include Members of the Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Universities (SSANU), Non-Academic Staff Union (NASU) and the National Association of Academic Technologists (NAAT).

It was the intervention of the Oye Divisional Police Officer (DPO), Sadiku Afolabi, that later saw to the removal of the blockages.

In an interview with the NAAT Chairman, Ekundayo Ajibaye, he said, “We are fighting impunity and corruption at the university and we want the Federal Government to beam its searchlight here.”

The unions further called for the immediate withdrawal of the queries issued to the union leaders, as well as the dissolution of the panel raised to intimidate the workers.

In addition, they called for the establishment of a budget monitoring committee to look into the allegation of financial impropriety against the management.

Recall that the university’s management had suspended the union leaders for allegedly disrupting the meeting of the university’s governing council held in the school last week.

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