Just In: Osun University Shut Over Staff Protest
Following the protest by non-academic staff union of Osun State University, the institution’s Governing Council has announced closure of the school.
According to the council, the protest “now pose danger to lives and properties within and around the university environment.”
Registrar and Secretary to Council, Gafar Adebayo Shittu, in a statement said: “The Management wishes to sincerely apologize to parents, guardians and students for any inconveniences that this closure may cause. Efforts are geared towards addressing the prevalent lawlessness.
“We urge our law abiding staff and students to remain calm and stay away from the campuses in the mean time.”
Recall that members of the non-teaching staff of the university had converged at the University Guest House at Olu Alabi Way, Opposite Ilelabo, G.R.A. Oke Fia, Osogbo to solidarise with some of their union leaders appearing before the Staff Disciplinary Committee of the school.
However, heavily armed operatives of the Department of State Security (DSS) were said to have prevented some of the union leaders from gaining entry into the Guest House despite their explanation that they had been invited.