Group urges Sanwo-Olu to return visitation panel to LASU
The United Action for Democracy (UAD), has called on Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, to return the visitation panel to Lagos State University to handle the myriad of unresolved issues and crisis on ground. The group said the visitation panel was in line with the regulation of the institution. A statement by UAD General Secretary, Kunle Ajayi, said the last visitation to the University was in 2009, under Babatunde Fashola’s tenure, which by law provides for a visitation every five years.
Noting that LASU is an institution funded by taxpayers’ money, it expressed that the varsity has the potential to be one of the best in Africa, if the government gets its decisions right rather than prioritising political considerations over and above best practices. The statement reads: “LASU should not have the misfortune of a Governing Council again if there is to be objectivity in handling the myriad of unresolved issues and the crisis on ground.”
“We note the Governing Council’s allusion to the immediate past Council, to unprecedented corruption and disregard for law and order as being responsible for the peace in the university. “It confirms our suspicion that some powerful people in government are seeking to foist members of the 10th Governing Council for another four years, not in the interest of the university, but on account of political expediency.”
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