The staff of Federal University of Agriculture Abeokuta (FUNAAB) may be making history as the first varsity workers in the country to hold an elaborate party following the suspension of their embattled Vice chancellor, Prof. Olusola Oyewole.
The Federal Government last week suspended the Vice chancellor over series of petitions bothering on alleged maladministration and financial malpractices.
Daily Trust reports that as at 11.00am, Tuesday, the open grounds of the university had been occupied by both the Non-Academic union, the senior civil workers' arm of the university and the association of technologists ready to throw the elaborate party separately. Daily Trust gathered the reception party was jointly organized by the Joint Action Congress (JAC).
The workers who appeared in gorgeous attires described the exit of the VC as "a big relief" to both students and staff, submitted that the suspension was worth celebrating.
The chairman of the Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Universities (SSANU FUNAAB), Rotimi Fasuwon said Oyewole's exit "is end to tyranny in FUNAAB. Honestly, we have every cause to have this party. We experienced a period of authoritarian leadership that has never been in the over 20 years existence of this university."
Part of this symbolic activity going on at the venue is the frying of 'akara' (bean cake) which in Yoruba culture is done to celebrate the dead.