– Vice Chancellor is being held hostage by academic and non-academic staff unions
– VC refuses to address aggrieved workers
The Vice Chancellor of the Federal University, Otuoke, Bayelsa state, Professor Mobolaji Aluko, has been held hostage by the workers in the institution.
According to Sahara Reporters, activities at the institution situated in former president, Goodluck Jonathan’s hometown, were paralyzed as workers of both academic and senior non-academic staff staged a protest over non – the inauguration of their union bodies as applicable in other universities in Nigeria.
They were said to have barricaded gates and office of the VC and also held him hostage.
As at the time of filing this report, the professor, who is expected to vacate position as VC by end of February, was still inside his office and refused to address the workers.
In a related development, students of the Afe Babalola University, Ado Ekiti went on rampage and destroyed properties worth millions of naira.
It was learnt that the students broke into the two Cafeterias located at the Owolabi Hall, the Talents Discovery Building, and College of Engineering, destroying the institution’s property in the process.
Students and staff were forced to run for safety following the pandemonium that ensued following the breakdown of law and order.
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