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ASUU Commends Court for Reinstating Dismissed UNILORIN Lecturers

University of Ilorin Main Entrance. Photo: The Nation
University of Ilorin Main Entrance. Photo: The Nation

The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has commended the National Industrial Court, Akure, for reinstating the sacked lecturers of the University of Ilorin (UNILORIN).

According to Punch News, the affected lecturers were executives of the ASUU in the university. Both the chairman and the secretary, Dr. Kayode Afolayan and Solomon Oyelekan were illegally sacked by the authorities of the institution on September 19, 2017.

After a year legal battle, the court presided over by Justice Abiola Adewemimo described the sacking as illegal becaused it contravened due process and the rules of the institution.

According to Punch, the Judge however ordered the reinstatement of the sacked lecturers and the payment of their entitlements to date and other benefits which they are entitled to.

Reacting to the judgement, the Zonal Coordinator of ASUU, Dr. Ade Adejumo and chairman of the University of Ibadan, Dr. Deji Omole, described the ruling as a victory against tyranny and terrorism by the University of Ilorin administration.

They thanked the court for upholding the truth and nipping the tyrannical decisions at UNILORIN in the bud.

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