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FUOYE workers go on indefinite strike has learnt that academic activities were yesterday halted as workers of the Federal University, Oye-Ekiti (FUOYE) began an indefinite strike.

The workers protested against alleged victimisation, intimidation and non-payment of their hazard allowances.

They blocked the gate leading to the university and other major roads, causing a traffic gridlock in the area.
of the Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Universities (SSANU),
Non-Academic Staff Union (NASU) and the National Association of Academic
Technologists (NAAT), participated in the strike.

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The workers threatened not to call off the strike until their demands were met.
NAAT Chairman, Ekundayo Ajibaye, called for the immediate withdrawal of
the queries issued to the union leaders, as well as the dissolution of
the panel raised to intimidate the workers.
“We are fighting impunity
and corruption at the university and we want the Federal Government to
beam its searchlight here,” he said.

The workers also called for the
establishment of a budget monitoring committee to look into the
allegation of financial impropriety against the management.
university’s management had suspended the union leaders for allegedly
disrupting the meeting of the university’s governing council held in the
school last week.
It took the intervention of the Oye Divisional
Police Officer (DPO), Sadiku Afolabi, to pacify the workers to remove
the blockages.
Also, NASU Chairman, Dada Adebayo and SSANU Chairman, Babafunso Awe, also justified the strike.

the university’s spokesman, Godfrey Bakji, said there was no reason for
the unions to go on strike, especially as their leaders had been
Bakji described the workers’ allegation as untrue and an attempt to blackmail the management.
He appealed to them to return to their duty posts and cooperate with management.
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