Oshiomhole To Compensate UNIBEN Over Demolished Property – ASUU

unibenmaingateThe Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), Akure zone, has berated Governor Adams Oshiomhole of Edo State for allegedly demolishing a residential building belonging to the University of Benin.
The union, which claimed that the management of UNIBEN had filed an Appeal against a lower court judgment that favoured the state government, described Mr. Oshiomhole’s action as an act of lawlessness.
Besides, ASUU urged the Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu to intervene in the crisis between the governor and the university management.
Recall that a State High Court sitting in Benin City had ruled in favour of the state government in 2014, as owner of the residential building purportedly belonging to the university.
Addressing a press conference held at the Federal University of Technology Akure (FUTA), ASUU Coordinator, Akure zone, Dr. Alex Odiyi, blamed the governor for taking laws into his hands rather than allowing the case to run its course at the appeal court.
Odiyi alleged that Oshiomhole embarked on the course of action because his tenure was coming to an end and his real intention is to share these properties among his political associates.
The ASUU leader said the governor had “made seeming overtures to the staff of the university who were affected by his lawless and promised to make amend by compensating those who suffered some losses by his condemnable action”.
Odiyi also called on the Minister of Education to wade into the matter and ensure “that the University of Benin administration lives up to its responsibility of protecting the property of the university”.

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