The ASUU chapter of UNILORIN has finally reconciled with ASUU after a long two decades feud.

UNILORIN chapter of ASUU finally reconcile with ASUU after two decades

There is an indication that the two decade-long feud between the University of Ilorin Chapter of the Academic Staff Union of Universities and the National Headquarters of the union will soon become a thing of the past.

This development is consequent upon a series of consultations between the two factions of the UNILORIN chapter of ASUU, led by Dr Usman Raheem and Dr Kayode Afolayan, and a delegation from the national headquarters of the union led by Dr. Ben Ugheoke.
A five-point resolution to this effect was signed by the trio last Wednesday (July 3, 2019).
The crisis was triggered by the sacking of 49 lecturers of the institution, tagged ‘ASUU 49+’ by the management of the University in 2001 for allegedly joining a nationwide strike organised by ASUU.
The Supreme Court later ruled that the lecturers be reabsorbed by the university and their full entitlements must be paid for the period of their sack.
Reacting to the development, Raheem, who chairs one of the factions of the union in UNILORIN, described the reconciliation as a welcome development.
Raheem commended the visitation panel for going about the process of reconciliation in a mature and methodical manner.
 He acknowledged the intervention of the current management of the university, at whose instance the process was initiated, saying that his members were always in support of the peace and progress of the university.
Raheem also commended the national leadership of the Union for doing everything possible to ensure that “an end must be brought to the crisis”.
He recalled that the panel had extensive interactions with members of ASUU to arrive at a compromise with the conclusion that none of the parties should do anything to undermine the peace process.