The leadership of the Non-Academic Staff Union (NASU) of the Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta (FUNAAB), has berated the management of the university over alleged intimidation of its members who may embark on any industrial action.
Our Correspondents learnt that the national body of NASU had earlier informed the management of FUNAAB that its members would embark on a seven-day warning strike starting from Monday.
NASU is accusing the university of undue interference in its affairs; instigation of members against the union leadership; victimization; denial of promotion; arrest and detention of its members as well as suspension of four members of the association.
In response, the Registrar of FUNAAB, Dr. Bola Adekola, asked the NASU national headquarters to steer clear of its affairs, asking it to withdraw the directive for a strike action.
Adekola said there is nothing happening in FUNAAB to warrant NASU going on strike, saying it is grossly illegal for the national body of NASU to declare strike for FUNAAB workers.
But a statement on Tuesday by Its Chairman, S. I. Edivri, said no responsible union like NASU will fold its arms with all the “shenanigans, lawlessness and impunity” going on at FUNAAB.