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LASU professors back dismissal of ASUU officials

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Concerned Professors of Lagos State University (LASU) have said that the dismissal of some academic staff and non-academic staff of the university by the governing council was far from victimisation.

The affected staff were dismissed for desertion, falsification, theft, sale of marks, among others.

Speaking to newsmen yesterday at the Ojo campus of the institution, the concerned professors described the dismissal as a normal and routine process, which should not be blown out of proportion.

According to the Chairman, LASU Policy Advisory and Conflict Resolution Committee, Prof. Martins Anetekhai, the dismissal of staff is a normal process the institution undergoes regularly to sanitise the system.

He said, “The pronunciation of dismissal does not make it the end; they are free to appeal to the governing council or go to court. I made a lot of efforts by visiting them to resolve the issues and that they should know that a union leader is not above the law. This dismissal is an in-house issue and we are trying to make sure everything works out perfectly.”

He, however, advised executives of Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) in LASU to sit up, adding that it was unfortunate that things degenerated to such level.

“Our current administration is a very rare breed of truth and sacrifice, so I appeal to media organisations to always support positivity about LASU,” he said.

The Dean, Faculty of Management Sciences, Prof. Babatunde Yusuf, said that the university’s rules and condition of service clearly stipulated dismissal as punishment for unlawful possession of documents.


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