Workers at the Federal University of Agriculture Abeokuta (FUNAAB) on Tuesday, May 16, held elaborate party following the suspension of their embattled Vice chancellor, Prof. Olusola Oyewole over corruption charges.
The Federal Government last Thursday suspended the Prof Oyewole and his counterpart at the Federal University of Technology Prof Adebiyi Daramola in connection with their arraignment on criminal charges by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).
According to Daily Trust, as at 11.00am the open grounds available have been occupied by both the Non-Academic union, the senior civil workers’ arm of the university and the association of technologists ready to throw the elaborate party separately. The reception party was jointly organized by the Joint Action Congress (JAC).
The workers who appeared in gorgeous attire described the exit of the VC as “a big relief” to both students and staff, submitted that the suspension was worth celebrating.
The chairman of the Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Universities (SSANU FUNAAB), Rotimi Fasuwon said Oyewole’s exist “is end to tyranny in FUNAAB. Honestly, we have every course to have this party.
We experienced a period of authoritarian leadership that has never been in the over 20years existence of this university.”
Part of this symbolic activity going on at the venue is the frying of ‘akara’ which in Yoruba culture is done to celebrate the passage of a dead one.