FUOYE workers’ group cautions against extreme actions by unions
A concerned group of workers, under the aegis of FUOYE for Peace and Development (FPD), has urged restraint from all unions in the Federal University, Oye-Ekiti (FUOYE) from actions capable of jeopardising the on-going accelerated development, which the institution needed.
It particularly urged all the stakeholders to pursue their various interests in a manner that the overall objectives for establishing the institution to produce world-class graduates in a congenial environment would not be derailed.
Leader of the group, Mr. Wale Owasanoye, who spoke with journalists in Oye-Ekiti yesterday, said FUOYE as a young institution, even though it had achieved so much in relation to its contemporaries, needs all hands to be on the deck.
Owasanoye said that FUOYE was not in the same state with the older universities which may be able to absorb the kind of heat being put on the nascent institution, much of which he noted, were un-necessary.
He, therefore, bemoaned a situation where a few workers in the university were trying to use collective aspirations of workers to achieve what he described as ‘selfish and personal goals’, which he noted, was in conflict with the overall objectives for which the institution was established.
The group reminded all the various unions operating in the campus that while the university management would not muzzle union bodies, the overall objectives and mission of the institution for workers and students in particular, would be permanent, adding that this should guide how stakeholders, especially the unions, pursue their interests.