The Governing Council of OAU on Thursday had announced the appointment of a Professor of Agricultural Economics from the university’s Faculty of Agriculture
- The protesters were asking people to go back home, including the students of the university, adding that the Ife indigenes were being enslaved on the campus
EKO HOT BLOG reports that indigenes of Ile-Ife have, on Monday morning, resumed protest at the gate of the Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU), Ile-Ife, disrupting the free flow of movement in and out of the campus.
The group, since Thursday, March 17, had begun protesting against the non-appointment of Ife indigene as the Vice-Chancellor of the university.
The Governing Council of OAU on Thursday had announced the appointment of a Professor of Agricultural Economics from the university’s Faculty of Agriculture, Adebayo Bamire, as the new Vice-Chancellor.
The council’s Chairman, Oscar Udoji, who made the announcement, said Bamire defeated 19 other applicants to emerge the 12th Vice-Chancellor of the university.
The announcement, however, led to protest by some indigenes of Ile-Ife who locked the university’s main entrance, causing gridlock as students, staffers and other people that were moving towards the gate were held up for some minutes.
On Monday morning, the group of protesters were heard saying, “we are not thieves, we are not causing violence, we are asking for our rights.”
“We are asking the management of Obafemi Awolowo University to allow an Ife Indigene to head this campus.
The protesters were asking people to go back home, including the students of the university, adding that the Ife indigenes were being enslaved on the campus and it was time for them to rule.
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