OOU Deputy Registrar Trade words with University Management Over Alleged Double Pay

A contentious situation has erupted at Olabisi Onabanjo University (OOU), Ago-Iwoye, as allegations of double salary collection by Dr. Adebola Adekola, a Deputy Registrar, have ignited a dispute with the university administration.

OOU Deputy Registrar Trade words with University Management Over Alleged Double Pay

A controversy has emerged at Olabisi Onabanjo University (OOU), Ago-Iwoye, as Dr. Adebola Adekola, a Deputy Registrar, finds himself embroiled in a dispute with the institution over allegations of receiving double salary. The conflict arises from his tenure as the former Registrar of the Federal University of Agriculture Abeokuta (FUNAAB), where he claims entitlement to both his parent university's salary and that of FUNAAB during approved leave.

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Dr. Adebola Adekola, previously the Registrar of FUNAAB, asserts his right to receive salaries from both FUNAAB and OOU during his approved sabbatical leave. However, OOU management contends that Adekola resumed duties as Deputy Registrar on January 1st, 2024, following the expiration of his tenure at FUNAAB.

According to documents obtained by Daily Sun, the FUNAAB Governing Council approved 150 working days leave for Adekola from October 2, 2023, to June 7th, 2024, with subsequent sabbatical leave from June 8th, 2024, to June 8th, 2025. While Adekola maintains that he is on sabbatical at FUNAAB and entitled to salary, OOU insists he is now their staff and should receive salary solely from them.

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The Registrar of OOU, Mr. Femi Ogunwomoju, asserts that Adekola is currently employed by OOU and receiving salary accordingly. However, Adekola insists that as per university regulations, he is entitled to sabbatical leave after completing his tenure as a principal officer, without requiring approval from OOU.

A concerned staff member from FUNAAB, acting under the Freedom of Information Act, raised concerns about Adekola's status and sought clarification from OOU management. Allegations surfaced that Adekola had resumed at OOU while still receiving salary from FUNAAB, raising questions about the authenticity of his dual employment.

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The dispute surrounding Dr. Adebola Adekola's alleged double salary highlights a complex issue at the intersection of university regulations and individual entitlements. As investigations continue and both sides present their cases, clarity is sought regarding Adekola's employment status and the legitimacy of his salary claims from multiple institutions.