“Governor’s Generosity and Calls for Union Reinstatement: A Triumph for BOUESTI”


Akeem Bello

In a groundbreaking move, Akeem Bello, a lecturer lauds Governor Biodun Oyebanji for a monumental increase of 100 million naira in the subvention for Bamidele Olumilua University of Education, Science and Technology, Ikere-Ekiti.


This unprecedented allocation is set to alleviate the strain on the university’s finances, particularly in meeting salary obligations to its dedicated workforce.

“This increase will greatly assist the university administration in addressing salary arrears and fulfilling essential needs such as classroom facilities,” remarked Bello. “Governor Oyebanji’s swift action reflects his commitment to fulfilling promises, as evidenced by his assurance to bolster the university’s funding, which has now materialized sooner than expected. We extend our deepest gratitude to His Excellency for this timely intervention.”

However, Bello also seized the moment to petition Governor Oyebanji to reinstate all unions within the university, emphasizing their indispensable role as partners and stakeholders. Quoting constitutional provisions on freedom of expression and association, Bello underscored the importance of upholding these rights and urged the governor to rectify any violations.

“As enshrined in Chapter 4, Section 39(1) of the constitution, ‘Every person shall be entitled to freedom of expression, including freedom to hold opinions and to receive and impart ideas and information without interference’,” stated Bello. “Furthermore, Section 40 emphasizes that ‘Every person shall be entitled to assemble freely and associate with other persons, and he may form or belong to any political party, trade union or any other association for the protection of his interests’.”

“I implore Your Excellency to consider the reinstatement of unions on campus, as their absence contravenes fundamental rights and undermines the university community’s cohesion,” concluded Bello.

Furthermore, Bello commended the Vice Chancellor, Professor O. V. Adeoluwa for his steadfast leadership and expressed solidarity among university staff in ensuring the institution’s success during his tenure.

“Esteemed Vice-Chancellor, your remarkable contributions to BOUESTI are commendable. Your dedication to elevating the university’s status, aiming for a spot among the top 10 through heightened visibility and academic excellence, is unparalleled. Rest assured, your vision will be realized, and we stand ready to support you every step of the way.”

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