The Governing Council of the Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta (FUNAAB), has approved the recall of 23 members of the Senior Staff Association of Nigeria (SSANU), who were sacked by the Council and the institution’s vice-chancellor, Professor Olusola Oyewole.
This was contained in a statement from the Directorate of the Public Relations Unit, on Friday, that the move was part of efforts to resolve the recent unrest, following series of appeals from within and outside the university community.
The decision was taken at the 92nd meeting of the Council, held last Thursday, and chaired by Mrs Susan Oludiya, a member of the Council, in line with the agreement that the chairmanship be rotated, till the reconstitution of a new one.
The unconditional letters of re-absorption, were signed by the Acting Registrar and Secretary to the Council, Mr. Obafemi Oginni.
It would be recalled that the Governing Council, at its 90th statutory meeting, approved the disengagement of some staff from the services of the university for various offences.
However, to ensure that the university enjoys permanent respite, a Council committee to investigate the lingering industrial unrest and tension in the university was constituted, to look into the immediate and remote causes of the unrest. The work of the committee is on-going.