The management of Bamidele Olumilua University of Science and Technology, owned by Ekiti State, Ikere Ekiti has banned all staff associations in the institution.

The acting registrar, BS Momoh, said the move was necessary because the unions’ actions distracted the university from its development vision and mission.

Momoh, in a memo to the university community titled “Prohibition of Staff Associations in BOUESTI”, listed the bodies involved as Academic Staff Union of Universities, Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Universities and Non-Academic Staff Union of Universities.

He said the situation in the university had been “one day one trouble” since June 2, when the unions protested against the activities of the board of instruction.

Momoh stated: “Management considers these acts inappropriate and unexpected for responsible staff members who are hiding under the guise of union activism.

“BOUESTI, a new university, certainly does not need this distraction if it is to develop properly to fulfill the vision and mission for which it was founded. It has therefore become imperative to ensure that these kinds of irresponsible acts are avoided at our university.

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“Following an evaluation of the incidents and in accordance with the directive of Ekiti State Governor and Visitor to the University, the three unions in BOUESTI – ASUU, SNANU and NASU are hereby banned with immediate effect.

“Employees are hereby instructed to perform their normal duties without fear and to refrain from involvement in illegal activities.”

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