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Nigeria: protests in OAU over appointment of new Chair for Governing council

LECTURERS of Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU) Ile Ife under the aegis of Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) on Wednesday held a rally on the campus protesting the appointment of Chief Abiola Morakinyo as the Chairman of Governing council of the University.   

Dr. Ife Adewumi, the Chairman of OAU chapter of ASUU told newsmen on Wednesday that the appointment was a violation of the Universities miscellaneous act 2003 which requires members of council to be a university graduate and be familiar with the tradition of the university system.

Dr. Adewumi declared that Chief Morakinyo did not meet up with the two conditions adding that it would be suicidal to allow a person who has no knowledge of University system to  be on such a sensitive position.

Chief Morakinyo whose appointment was made by the Federal Government could not be immediately reached for his comments.