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Assembly plans to probe delayed appointment of new LASU VC

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Lagos State House of Assembly has directed its Committee on Tertiary Education to investigate the cause of the delay in appointing a new Vice Chancellor (VC) for the Lagos State University (LASU).

At the plenary of the Assembly, yesterday, Majority Leader of the House, Sanai Agunbiade, raised the issue under the Matter of Urgent Public Importance and the lawmakers unanimously directed the committee, headed by Ajani Owolabi, to urgently investigate the matter and report back within a week.

According to Agunbiade, “LASU is currently having an acting vice chancellor as a new VC is yet to be selected for the institution for some months.”

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The Speaker, Mr. Mudashiru Obasa, said the process of handing over from one administration to another had always been a problem in the institution.

He then directed the committee to investigate the matter.

MEANWHILE, members of the Assembly have appealed to the Federal Government to dialogue with agitators of Biafra Republic and Yoruba Nation.

The Assembly also condemned the deployment of military forces against the Independent People of Biafra (IPOB).

At the plenary yesterday, the lawmakers, led by the Speaker, also urged the National Assembly to ensure true federalism, restructuring and devolution of powers to federating states, as well as the establishment of state police through the on-going constitutional amendment.

They also condemned the deployment of police force against protesters on June 12, saying that in democracy, people have the right to protest against injustice.

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