Students of the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ife on Thursday called on the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, to arrest and prosecute their Vice Chancellor, Prof. Bamitale Omole, for allegedly mismanaging the university’s resources.
This was as the students under the aegis of Alliance of Nigerian Students Against Neo-Liberal Attacks staged a protest where they asked the university authority to reinstate the students union leaders suspended for seeking better welfare for the students.
The protesting students led by the Coordinator of the ANSA, Wole Olubanji stated that many petitions had been written against the vice chancellor, saying they had enough evidence to back their allegations against him.
According to Olubanji, “We are calling on President Muhammadu Buhari, the National Assembly, EFCC, ICPC and the Code of Conduct Bureau to probe Prof. Bamitale Omole’s administration.
“Prof. Omole administration has earned over N30bn from subventions, more than N1.5bn from school fees, billions of naira from ore-degree program besides funds received from special agencies such as World Bank, TETFUND etc and money from internal sources including donations from corporate bodies.”
The students further claimed that despite the funds that were received, their hostels were in very poor condition; their lecture rooms overcrowded with epileptic power supply becoming the order of the day.