The management of the Federal University Oye-Ekiti (FUOYE) have dismissed the allegations leveled against the institution’s Vice Chancellor, Prof. Kayode Soremekun, by the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), describing the allegations as “unfounded lies”.
During the week in Ado-Ekiti, the Akure Zone of ASUU had at a press briefing accused Prof. Soremekun of turning FUOYE into “a garden of patronage and sycophancy”, and exhibiting “oppressive behaviour towards criticisms”.
The union also accused the VC of “impunity and administrative recklessness”, among other allegations, and expressed displeasure that despite repeated calls, the Federal Government had failed to send a visitation panel to the university to ascertain these claims and put things right.
However, in a statement from the institution which was signed by Geoffery Bakji, FUOYE dismissed the allegations as laughable and deliberate misinformation.
Bakji stated that the union was only crying wolf because nemesis caught up with three of its members; the Chairman of FUOYE chapter of ASUU, Dr. Akinyemi Omonijo and others who he said were justifiably punished for their offences.
According to him, ASUU FUOYE is currently in disarray owing to the “unprincipled character” of Dr. Omonijo, who he said has been disowned by the union he leads “owing to his gross official misconduct”.
Dr. Omonijo was reported to have been suspended for making wild and unsubstantiated allegations against the management of the university.