LASU, ASUU in Disagreement over Panel of Inquiry

LASU, ASUU in Disagreement over Panel of Inquiry

Lagos State University (LASU) management, on Saturday 23rd December, 2017 cautioned leadership of Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), Lagos Zone in a statement made by the university spokesperson, Ademola Adekoya.

Adekoya advised the union to stop distorting facts and fabricating stories that are capable of misguiding the public and bringing disunity in the institution.

He also urged concerned stakeholders to rise up to save “our ivory towers from further onslaught in the hands of these academic buccaneers.”

The Lagos Zonal Coordinator, ASUU, Prof. Olusiji Sowande, had on Wednesday said the zone was mandated by the national leadership of the union to look into a crisis in LASU, which reportedly heightened after the sacking of seven lecturers of the institution.

Sowande, in company of other ASUU leaders, therefore, called for setting up of a panel of inquiry to look into the alleged crisis, adding that LASU management is victimising their members.

However, the Coordinator, Centre for Information Press and Public Relations, LASU, Ademola Adekoya, said the sacking of two members of the ASUU-LASU exco followed due process.

According to the university, all cases went through impartial statutory committees that established culpability on the various acts of misconducts before the university’s governing council, the highest decision-making body of the university, ratified the dismissals, as decided.

It added, “In the case of Dr. Isaac Oyewunmi, the erstwhile Chairman of ASUU-LASU, a member of the union (ASUU-LASU) provided solid evidence, corroborated by different witnesses, leading to his indictment and subsequent dismissal.

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