The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), Ekiti State University (EKSU), Ado Ekiti branch has come very hard on the State Governor, Dr Kayode Fayemi and Chairman of the Governing Council of the University, Prof. Bamitale Omole, saying the governor has not done anything to improve the financial situation of for the institution.
In a statement signed by Comrade K. K. Arogundade and Comrade O. D. Ogunwale, ASUU-EKSU chairperson and secretary respectively, the union questioned the rationale behind Governor Fayemi’s establishment of a College of Agric in his hometown, “despite his frequent claims of paucity of funds in the State.”The statement titled; “Prof. Bamitale Omole: Stop the Pretence and Deal with Ekiti State University’s (EKSU) Financial Problems,” was in response to a recent interview granted to an online news medium by Prof. Omole.“Apparently, the University Council and the Visitor, Dr. John Kayode Fayemi, have not done anything to improve the financial situation of the University. As we speak, we are back to the era of payment of amputated salaries for an upward of 12 months and still counting.“Rather than consolidate the development of the University; which he promised to make a first class University, he went ahead to establish a College of Agriculture in his home town, despite his frequent claims of paucity of funds in the State. This we believe is tantamount to hypocrisy and insincerity,” the statement read in part.While hinting on possible industrial action, the ASUU said “our patience has been stretched to a breaking point. The Union should not be held responsible for any events occurring as a consequence of the lackadaisical attitudes of the State Government, Governing Council and the Vice Chancellor.”