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The management of the University of Ilorin has commended members of the institution's academic staff and students for their understanding and sacrifice in the face of the on-going strike by the non-teaching staff.

The commendation was made during a meeting the Governing Council Chairman, Dr. Abdullah Jibril Oyekan, and the Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Sulyman Age Abdulkareem, held with officials of the institution's Academic Staff Union last Thursday (February 7, 2018).

Speaking at the meeting, the Council Chairman noted with delight that academic activities are going on smoothly especially that the lecturers have to tidy up their work spaces themselves and perform other extra functions that are ordinarily beyond their duty calls.  

This, according to Dr. Oyekan, is a show of high level of sacrifice that could not go unnoticed.

On his part, the Vice-Chancellor particularly commended the lecturers for their dutifulness despite the fact that their earned allowances are yet to be released. He however, pledged that efforts are ongoing to ensure the release of the already approved allowance very soon.

While asking for more cooperation from the academic staff, especially in view of the impending First Semester examinations, Prof. Abdulkareem pledged to make sure that all the lecturers that participate in the examinations are properly remunerated.

The Vice-Chancellor commended the Unilorin ASUU executive for showing good leadership and promised to always support them.

Prof. Abdulkareem, who also commended the students of the institution for showing understanding in view of the extant situation on campus, urged them to conduct themselves properly during the period of the examinations.