The Federal University, Oye Ekiti, has blamed the death of a student of the institution, who was asthmatic, on Tuesday morning on the “insensitivity” of the striking members of the Senior Staff Association of Nigeria Universities, which led to the closure of the institution’s clinic.

FUOYE Vice Chancellor, Prof. Abayomi Fasina, accused SSANU of feeding its national leadership with lies about the university, which allegedly led the national leadership to direct the union in institutions in Ondo, Osun, and Kwara states to proceed to the university on Monday.

Fasina, represented by the university management team led by Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Administration), Prof. Tajudeen Opoola, said that due to misinformation by the FUOYE SSANU chairman, Oluwaseun Faleye, he was under attack, the institution was invaded on Monday by hoodlums and shut down.

The VC said, “We lost a student this morning in FUOYE who had asthma because he could not be taken to our clinic because the facility is under lock and key. It is true that students are on holiday, but not all of them are living on campus. It would have been easier for the student to be rushed to our clinic for urgent treatment, but our university gate is locked.

Fasina noted that the Administrative Block of the Ekiti State University, Ado Ekiti, was open, with people going about their activities and the EKSU clinic functioning on Tuesday morning, wondering why EKSU SSANU allegedly incited hoodlums to invade FUOYE.

He said, “Total or comprehensive strike is not going on in EKSU. But the same leadership of EKSU SSANU went on air yesterday (Monday) to incite the public and even led some hoodlums to invade our school based on a false narrative he was fed by chairman FUOYE SSANU.

March 20, 2024

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