Both academic and non-academic activities at the Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta, were paralysed, yesterday, as hundreds of Senior Staff Association of Nigeria Universities from South Western Zone blocked the access roads to the university in protest over the sack of 23 of their colleagues by the institution’s management.
The protesting SSANU used born fire, vehicles and human shield to obstruct traffic flow to draw attention to what they called injustice and victimisation of members by FUNAAB management while motorists rode on pedestrian road to beat the obstructions.
Scores of students, visitors, lecturers and other members of the university community caught unaware by the blockade of the FUNAAB Alabata road, had a hectic time moving to or fro the university. Many of the workers simply abandoned their vehicles on the road and trekked while others managed to board the commercial motor – cycles called Okada in threes to access FUNAAB. Read more