The Academic Staff Union(ASUU), University of Lagos(UNILAG) has threatened to retaliate on Ghanaian residents in Nigeria.This resulted from the dismissal and detention of the English Professor of the University of Winneba by the stuff of University and Ghana Police Service .
The Chairman of ASUU UNILAG has condemned the treatment of the University of Education Winneba(UEW) towards Professor Augustine Nwagbara.In a statement by the Chairman of ASUU UNILAG,
“Every African Intellectual shall enjoy the freedom of movement within his or her country and freedom to travel outside and re-enter the country without let,hindrance or harassment.No administrative or any other action shall directly or indirectly restrict this freedom on account of a person’s intellectual opinions, beliefs or activity”
It then threatened,”They should take notice that should anything untoward happen to Professor Nwagbara, the authorities of the University of Winneba and the government of Ghana would be held squarely responsible with its reciprocal consequences for Nigeria-Ghana relations and the Ghanaian community in Nigeria”.
According to the ASUU UNILAG, there should be review of Professor Nwagbara’s harassment and dismissal within the context of academic freedom guaranteed by Article 3 and 4 of the Kampala Declaration on Intellectual Freedom and Social Responsibility