NEW V.C MEETS WITH OAU ATHLETES FOR NEGOTIATION.
In the light of the athletes' planned protest slated for Friday, 23rd of June, 2017, the Vice chancellor met with the representatives of all the 16 sports on campus at the Senate building. The VC urged athletes to come for negotiation before demonstration.
The meeting which started at about 2:30pm and lasted for almost two hours had two of the coaches and team captains in attendance. Athletes were given the opportunity to table their demands explicitly.
After the acknowledgment of the effort of athletes in the last Nigeria University games , the VC lamented on the poor welfarism of athletes and the accommodation exercise done for the session. He stated that;
" starting from next session, accommodation should be by merit and the remaining should be given through balloting."
He furthered by promising the athletes that their outstanding allowance will be paid before the end of next week. Also in his words, he promised to host athletes properly immediately after moving to the Vice chancellor's lodge.
The conclusion was drawn after the VC promised to improve the welfare condition of athletes and subsequent meetings will be held after the leadership transition at all levels by 1st of August.
Olufemi Alfred .O.
Oau Kilonshele News Outfit reporting.