Army and other Force man at UI Gate as Strike by Non-academic staff toughens

Men of the Nigerian Army, Police, DSS are keeping an eye on the main gate of the University of Ibadan as the strike by the non-teaching staff enters week two.

The three unions of the University of Ibadan have been strike for about fourteen days.

Intra-campus transportation system has additionally been shut down forcing students and staff of the university and the International school to walk Strike by the non-academic staff unions of the University of Ibadan took another dimension on Thursday, February 27, as officers drawn from the Nigerian Army, DSS, NigeriaPolice and men of the Nigeria Police and Nigeria Civil Defense Corps (NSCDC) are currently manning the gate of the university.

The Correspondent in Oyo State, Ridwan Kolawole, reports that the weapon conveying officers who stay outside the first gate of the institution are not harassing anyone.

The non-academic staff unions namely, NASU, SSANU, and NAAT began an indefinite strike last week over four issues and threatened at their congress which was held on Wednesday, February 26, to make things tough today, Thursday, February 27, 2020.

One of the issues is duplicated pension deductions which federal government deducts before paying into the university accounts.

The transportation system has been shut down forcing students and staff of the school to walk. Source: Original The second issue is the second refusal to hon our court judgment restraining it from withdrawing it financing and management of the school. The third issue bothers on UI’s non-payment of overtime for those providing special services.

The fourth explanation University of Ibadan non-teaching staffers adduce for the indefinite strike is failure of the university to pay the workers their promotion allowances. Our reporter who monitored the situation within the campus reveals that some principal officers of the university on Wednesday, February 27, escaped been attacked by the angry union members.

All gates that lead to the University of Ibadan were locked by the union as early as 6:30 am this morning. Also offices such as exams and records has been shut down preventing students who need their transcript scholarship from pursuing the opportunity.

Despite the fact that the students of the institution are writing their examinations, the strike does not affect them.