The Management of the University of Ilorin, UNILORIN has kicked against the recent
branding of the institution as a ‘terrorist organization’ by the chairman of the University
of Ibadan chapter of the Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU, Dr. Ayodeji Omole.
Omole had in a statement on Sunday, while reacting to the sacking of the ASUU
Chairman in the school, Dr. Kayode Afolayan, said that it is the height of impunity to
sack a person for exposing the impunity and disregard for due process in the university.
But in a statement signed by the Head of Corporate Affairs of UNILORIN, Mr. Kunle
Akogun, on Monday the school authorities described Omole’s assertion as false and
unfortunate. He said the university is not a terrorist organization as it has actively
promoted the nation’s educational ideals and helped to foster peace and stability in the
society, among other goals, since its foundation.
The university explained that the disciplinary action recently taken against two
members of its staff, which is the basis for their outburst, followed due process and that
it was in line with the laid down rules and regulations as contained in the University’s
Conditions of Service.