The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has sanctioned the University of Ilorin (UNILORIN), from academic and non-academic activities while directing its members nationwide to boycott the activities at the institution.
ASUU disclosed this after a resolution reached at the end of its Awka National Executive Council meeting in a statement by the Chairman University of Ibadan Chapter of the union, Dr Deji Omole.
According to ASUU, the sanction was based on persistent acts of lawless, arbitrariness, violation of human and trade union rights and persecution of loyal members.
It was also noted that UNILORIN will not be allowed to carry out any academic activity on any public universities in Nigeria because of their adamant attitude towards resolving the lingering crisis.
He said: “Despite ASUU’s intervention, since 2001, the University of Ilorin administration has persisted in acts of lawlessness, arbitrariness, violation of human and trade union rights, and persecution of loyal members.
“Contrary to the law and despite the ruling of the National Industrial Court, the university has continued to prevent ASUU from functioning on its campus. It has also continued to forcefully collect check-off money from its academic staff without remitting it to the union.
“The union is, therefore, bound to protect the principles of democracy and the exercise of freedom in the academia, and also insist on the right to function through its own accredited representatives.
“NEC, at its meeting at the Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka, recognised distinct groups that have emerged in creating and prolonging the crisis at UNILORIN.