The Governing Council of Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta on Thursday sacked 18 staff members of the institution while five others were also relieved of their appointments by the Vice-Chancellor of the institution, Prof. Olusola Oyewole.
The sacking, our correspondent gathered, came at the end of a meeting presided over by the Chairman of the Council, Senator Adeseye Ogunlewe.
It was further gathered that those sacked include three members of the Senior Staff Association of Nigeria Universities of the institution namely, Lasun Somoye, Abdusalaam Sobbor and E.A. Bankole.
They were said to be the ‘whistle blowers’ who allegedly wrote a petition against the management of the institution to the anti-graft agency.
The trio had earlier been placed on suspension by the management of the institution since August 22 before this new development.
Others affected were 10 executive members of the association under the Chairmanship of Rotimi Fasunwon and five other staff of the institution.