UNILORIN postpones reopening of hostels over NASU/SSANU strike
UNILORIN postpones reopening of hostels over NASU/SSANU strike. The Management of the University of Ilorin on Saturday postponed the reopening of hostels earlier scheduled for Feb. 15 due to ongoing strike action by the non-academic unions in the university.
The University of Ilorin, also known as Unilorin, is a federal government-owned university in Ilorin, Kwara State, Nigeria. It was established by a Decree of the Federal Military Government in August 1975. The establishment aimed to implement one of the educational directives of the Third National Development Plan which was aimed at providing more opportunities for Nigerians aspiring to acquire a university education and to generate high-level manpower, so vital for the rapidly expanding economy. Compared to other higher institutions of learning in the country, the institution has one of the largest landmass covering approximately 5000 hectares of land.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that UNILORIN’s Non-Academic Staff Union of Universities (NASU) and Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Universities (SSANU) on Feb. 8, joined the nationwide strike called by their national bodies.
A statement issued by Mr. Kunle Akogun, Director of Corporate Affairs of the University said the on-going strike had affected the sources of electricity and water supplies to the hostels.
“This is to inform 100 level students of the university that the reopening of school hostels, earlier scheduled for Monday, Feb. 15 has been postponed.
“A new date for the reopening of the hostels will be announced in due course.
“We appeal to our students, on whose welfare we place a very high premium, to bear with management and await further announcements.
“Please note, however, that virtual lectures will continue as scheduled for all categories of students,” he said.