Weeks ago, the Non-Academic Staff Union of Universities, NASU, Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU) chapter threatened to embark on strike, if the management of institution failed to pay the over 60 months allowances.
Members showed displeasure over the unpaid allowances, with placards showing their complaint, they lamented the delay of their promotion and other issues, adding that the university management cares only for their members and not for the welfare of the university staff.
Chairman, NASUU, OAU, Comrade Wole Odewunmi, stated that the university management is fraudulent as they have 60 months allowance to pay their members.
“Our members are angry and they are ready go to any length to show their grievances. The main reason for this protest is the failure of the university management to pay our earned allowances for over 60 months.
“We have been on this since 2012, which implies that they haven’t been paying these allowance since 2012 to date. This issue has been taken to court but it yielded no result.
“The university management is fraudulent because they can never tell NASUU that there is no money. Recently, the Federal Government closed down 41 bank accounts of the university in which billions of naira was deposited in them.
“These people are just inconsiderate and that is why we are here today to let them know that we are angry. This is just a warning shot, NASUU has not started, by the time we begin our struggle, they will understand we are in for serious business,” he said.
Amidst this protest, speculations are rife that the Students Union of the institution might join the struggle of their sister union as they are all concerned because of the consequences that NASUU’s strike will have on the students.