- The Obafemi Awolowo University chapter of the Academic Staff Union of Universities has denied declaring a 'solidarity strike' for a former vice chancellor
- The union said there are laid down procedures for industrial action which they abide by
- The former vice chancellor Anthony Elujoba was remanded in prison by a court in Osun state
The Obafemi Awolowo University chapter of the Academic Staff Union of Universities has denied reports of a planned 'solidarity strike' for a former vice chancellor of the institution Anthony Elujoba.
The union said reacting to the report said there are laid down procedures for industrial action which they abide to.
A statement by the union said the declaration ws made by an impostor not recognized by the national executive council of the union.
“We, as a union, have our laid down procedures for the conduct of industrial action, including active non-cooperation; and any industrial action which is not in compliance with the laid down procedures is null and void,” the statement read.
“Our union has always maintained a principled position against corruption, and will never attempt to shield or support anyone that is being suspected of, or tried for, corruption.
“The position of the Student Union of OAU Ile-Ife, to the effect that all the past administrators of the university who are suspected of corrupt practices should be investigated and prosecuted is commendable and is also in line with the position that ASUU has always taken on the fight against corruption in our universities.”
NAIJ.com earlier reported that the OAU chapter of ASUU on Friday, July 7, declared a two-day 'solidarity strike' for the former vice chancellor of the institution Anthony Elujoba who was sent to prison.
At an emergency meeting held by the lecturers of OAU the union resolved that Elujoba was not guilty of a seven-count charge levelled against him.
The congress led by ASUU's caretaker chairman Fashiku Christopher of the Department of Philosophy further declared Monday and Tuesday, July 10 and 11, as lecture free days in solidarity with the embattled former vice chancellor.
Elujoba was remanded in prison after a Federal High Court sitting in Ede, Osun state heard the application for his bail.
NAIJ.com gathered that the former vice chancellor will remain in prison custody until Tuesday, July 11, when the case will be called up.
Elujoba is currently facing criminal charges of N1.4 billion against him by EFCC.
His arraignment followed a petition to the EFCC on the fraudulent activities of Elujoba during his tenure as vice chancellor of OAU.
He is being tried alongside Josephine Akeredolu, the Bursar of the University.
However, reacting to the criminal charges against Elujoba, the students' union of OAU urged the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission to extends its probe to two former VCs before the immediate one.
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The spokesperson for the union Okedeji Simon said two former vice chancellors Bamitale Omole and Micheal Faborode should also be investigated by the anti-graft agency.
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