The leadership of three of the staff unions of Ekiti State University, Ado Ekiti comprising Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Universities (SSANU), Non-Academic Staff Unions of Educational and Allied Institutions (NASU) and National Association of Academic Technologists (NAAT) under the auspices of JAC 3 has been advised to maintain decorum while making agitations.
The Vice Chancellor of the University, Professor Edward Olanipekun gave the advice while reacting to the action of the unions to drive staff out of their offices after their joint Congress meeting held earlier today.
The unions were protesting the sack of some staff by the Governing Council following the consideration and approval of the staff audit report.
According to the Vice Chancellor, management would not watch and allow the unions to take laws into their hands by preventing those with legitimate businesses on campus to transact their businesses.
There are laid down procedures to be followed under the labour law in particular if staff unions want to withdraw their services which have not been followed in this case by JAC 3.
Professor Olanipekun also frowned at the situation where law-abiding staff were being driven out of their offices and described the attitude as unethical.
He, therefore, appealed to staff and students to go about their normal duties, while warning that the leadership of JAC 3 would be held responsible in the event of any breakdown of law and order in the University community.
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