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‘Unilorin not terrorist organisation’

Th e management of the University of Ilorin has rejected the labeling of the institution by the University of Ibadan Branch Chairman of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), Dr.  Deji Omole, as a ‘terrorist organisation.
‘ Reacting to media publications credited to Dr. Omole, the Head, Corporate Aff airs, University of Ilorin, Mr.
Kunle Akogun, said that such statement, coming from a supposed senior member of the academia, was a calculated attempt to smear the rising profi le and wellacknowledged good name the University had made for itself.
In a widely circulated press statement, Mr. Akogun described Omole’s outburst as “sheer balderdash” and a mere advertisement of his ignorance about the gravity of such appellation He, however, said that the University was not ready to join issues with the interloper, “who appears hell bent to drag the good names that Unilorin has made for itself over the years, in the mud”.
Th e statement also made it clear that “the disciplinary action recently taken by the University against two of its academic staff , which is the basis for Omole’s strange wailing, followed due process as it was in line with the laid down rules and regulations as contained in the University’s Conditions of Service”.
Akogun, therefore, wondered when an internal aff air of the University of Ilorin “has now become the business of the University of Ibadan ASUU Chairman”.
Th e university image maker recalled that “this same controversial fellow recently alleged that the University of Ilorin had increased its tuition fees and shamefacedly took the false news to the media”.
Th e statement also read, “As a supposed senior member of the academia, we expect Omole to be circumspect in his usage of words.
How can you describe a University that is the toast of most Nigerian parents and the darling of admission seekers as a terrorist organisation? “Th e University of Ilorin is proud of its records of achievements as the most peaceful university in the country with an unbroken record of stable academic calendar for the past 17 years and an unmatched expansion of academic programmes.
Th ese are attributes that have made the University the most sought after institution of higher learning in the country since 2013”.

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