Adekunle Ajasin University Lecturers In Ondo Threaten Boycott, Ask For Removal Of Vice Chancellor Mimiko Over ASUU Assaults
Adekunle Ajasin University Akunga Akoko (AAUA) chapter lecturers are threatening to boycott their academic activities Tuesday, and demanding the Vice Chancellor step down, following an attack earlier this morning on the Chairman of the Academic Staff Union of University (ASUU), Dr. Busuyi Mekusi and members of sister unions.
Dr. Mekusi was beaten and sustained injuries along with union members during a fight provoked by school security, Sheriff Security Outfit.
He and other union members were admitted to a private hospital, and are being discharged when they regain consciousness.
ASUU’s Dr. Mekusi and union members from Benue State University and University of Ibadan were attacked when they came for a meeting at the University today. While visitors were assaulted by school security their car tires were also deflated.
Lecturers voted unanimously to boycott their academic activities on Tuesday to register their objection to the assaults, call for the removal of AAUA Vice Chancellor, Prof. Femi Mimiko, and call for the arrest of the perpetrators of the attack.
Saharareporters learned the VC has been at loggerheads with the institution’s union following the almost four month-long nationwide ASUU strike when academic activities were paralyzed.
Since the strike, Professor Mimiko, who is the younger brother of Ondo State Governor, Dr. Olusegun Mimiko, has engaged in intimidation threatening to sack union faculty.
ASUU will issue a statement once its members meet.
A request for comment was sent to AAUA public relations and protocol department for comment.