The Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Universities and the Non-Academic Staff Union, at the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile Ife, are now protesting the appointment of Prof. Ayobami Salami as the new vice chancellor of the university.
Salami is the deputy vice chancellor (academics) and his name was announced as successor of the outgoing VC, Prof. Bamitale Omole, on Monday evening.
Omole is vacating the seat of vice chancellor before the of end of June.
The chairmen of SSANU and NASU, Mr. Ademola Oketunde and Wole Odewumi, respectively led hundreds of their members to stage a protest against Salami’s appointment in front of the Senate Building of the university as early as 8am.
Oketunde said despite the court order stopping the process of appointing a new VC, the governing council went ahead and announced Salami as Omole’s successor.
The protesters accused Omole of financial recklessness, saying the outgoing VC insisted on installing his DVC to cover his alleged illegal acts.