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UI Workers ‘Sweep’ Olayinka’s Feet Out Of Office As Council Approves Ekanola’s Appointment As Acting VC.




Angry members of the Senior Staff Association of Universities and the Non Academic Staff Union of Universities, University of Ibadan chapter have ‘swept’ the feet of Professor Idowu Olayinka, the 12th Vice-Chancellor of the university out of office on Monday, as his tenure ends.

The workers, holding brooms, demonstrated the cleansing of the university after the exit of the immediate past VC, by sweeping the floor of the institution from the office of the VC to the main gate.

Olayinka, the angry union members said, was the most corrupt and most high handed VC in the history of the 72-year-old university.

The Chairman of NASU, Mr Wale Akinremi, said, “Why we are here today is not to dissipate energy or make noise but to appreciate the almighty God for seeing us through the end of the regime of Prof. Idowu Olayinka.

We suffered untold hardship under the watch of Prof. Idowu Olayinka as the VC.
We pray that never again would any Vice-Chancellor put both the staff and students of the university through such tumultous journey. At the time Prof. Olayinka came in 2015, the Federal Government was not owing us promotion arrears in 2014, how come that it was in 2015 that he came in that they owed us promotion arrears?

The fact is that his regime was an abysmal failure. For five years, both academic and non-academic members of staff could not get promotion arrears. We must have lost about two and half years of academic calendar to the wasteful regime of Prof. Idowu Olayinka.

“Prof. Olayinka tormented teachers of staff school for about five years. Teachers of staff school were collecting pension deductions from Federal Government and they were signing monthly return forms under Prof. Olayinka. Till date, he has not paid them”

The angry union said