Workers of the University of Nigeria, Nsukka (UNN), yesterday continued their protest calling for the removal of the university’s Vice Chancellor, Prof Bartho Okolo.
It would be recalled that the workers who started their protest on December 18, 2013, are urging the federal government to reinstate the suspended Pro-chancellor of the university, Dr Emeka Enejere and remove Okolo on allegations of corruption and financial recklessness.
The workers commenced the rally with a prayer session at the UNN Freedom Square, after which they marched to the second gate opposite Zik’s Flat hostels, chanting solidarity songs.
As a result of the protest, all academic and administrative activities were paralysed in the institution.
Speaking with journalists, spokesman of ASUU-UNN, Mr Ifeanyichukwu Abada, said the workers want government to remove the VC for allegedly running the university as his personal business.
They also demanded the setting up of a panel of inquiry to probe the VC.
“Government should reinstate the suspended pro-chancellor or make public the offence he committed.
“UNN workers want government to remove Okolo and set up a panel of inquiry to probe him on his financial recklessness and refusal to adhere to due process in awarding contracts”, he said.
According to him, the protest was one of the ways the workers were showing that they were not comfortable with Okolo’s administration, adding that “we will continue with this protest until justice is done through government’s intervention”.
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