Report reaching has it that the University of Ibadan has been shut down indefinitely by the Non-Academic Staff Union (NASU) of the institution. grapevine gathered that the aggrieved workers locked all lecture hall and theatres this morning.

Academic activities have been halted in almost every departments of the institution as students could not enter the school premises following the closure of the entrances to the school by the aggrieved workers.


A student who did not want his name in print told our reporter that they met the lecture halls locked and no one has explained the reasons of the strike.

“I have no idea why NASU is on strike,” he said.

“But they locked all lecture rooms and theatres this morning.”

He added that some of the academic staffs are also unaware of the strike and had wanted to hold lectures.

“The lecturer who addressed us said the lecturers are willing to work but the NASU issue has to be resolved first,” the student added.

It is believe that the strike is in connection with the decision of the National Universities Commission (NUC) to stop the funding of federal universities staff schools in their budget.

The workers under the umbrella of the Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Universities (SSANU) and other non-teaching staff in the universities yesterday notified President Muhammadu Buhari of their intention, seeking his intervention in the planned funding stoppage.

President of the Union, Samson Ugwoke, told reporters in a press conference at the headquarters of the association within the University of Abuja that the union has already mobilised all its members across board to prepare for a prolonged strike.

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