The Academic Staff Union of University, Ambrose Alli University (AAU), has faulted the purported meeting of the seven-man panel set up by the state government with the stakeholders in the school when it visited few days ago.
A statement on Tuesday signed by the chairman and secretary of ASUU in the school, Dr Monday Igbfen, and Dr Anthony Aizebioje-Coker said all the stakeholders including lecturers, students, faculty heads and others waited in their offices expecting the panel’s visit but it never happened.
They also expressed fears that the panel would not meet up with expectations if it fails to consult the necessary stakeholders.
The statement said, “The hope of workers, students and staff unions in the university to receive the members of the panel in a town hall meeting in the university was dashed as no formal invitation was extended to them for a meeting not to mention having the knowledge of the panel’s itinerary.
“It is therefore suspicious and misleading for the panel to claim to have met with the stakeholders in the university”
Recall a statement by the Special Adviser to Governor Godwin Obaseki on Media and Communication Strategy, Crusoe Osagie had few days ago quoted the Chairman of the Panel, Prof. I. K Omoruyi as saying that the visit of the panel to the institution was for the members of the panel to familiarise themselves with the school community and other stakeholders and solicit for cooperation of the people.
Omoruyi was quoted to have said that “the Visitation Panel is in the university campus to meet with the management team of the institution, so as to work together towards uplifting the university.”