UNILAG: Students, ASUU react to indictment of VC, 7 others as strange men storm school
A few understudies of the University of Lagos have approached the Federal Government and other key partners in the college to direly mediate in the contention between the organization’s genius chancellor and its administration.
Pressure has been in the organization in late time, following arrangement of questions issued to around eight key administration staff, including the Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Oluwatoyin Ogundipe.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the Registrar of the foundation, Mr. Oladejo Azeez, issued the inquiries on the requests of the Pro-Chancellor, Dr. Wale Babalakin.
The questions were said to be verged on misappropriation of assets and going without consent, among different issues.
Some administration staff of the college, have, in any case, said that the inquiries did not pursue fair treatment.
Mr. Jerry Ukazionu, a third-year understudy of the business organization, said that earnest mediation of the Federal Government would evade degeneration of the contention.
As per him, abnormal people equipped and wearing dark marched around the establishment’s gathering load on Monday, making dread in understudies.
“The odd men, numbering more than 12, are looking battle prepared. We observed them taking essential positions there.
“On request, we were informed that they were bouncers,” he told NAN.
He noticed that a crisis meeting of the college’s board was slated for Monday and Tuesday at the chambers.
“We are feeling uncertain with all these,” he told NAN.
Another understudy, Japhet Uche, who would not specify his specialization, additionally glared at the advancement and called for clear goals of the contention.
Dr. Dele Ashiru, the Chairman of the college’s part of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), depicted the nearness of the furnished men as ‘attack’ to the grounds.
As per him, the furnished men were brought by Babalakin.
“The subject of is coming to us as amazement. That the professional chancellor can make such an attack on a foundation of this family, leaves a ton to be wanted.
“We are observing acutely to perceive how this entire thing plays out. We denounce this in supreme terms,” he said.
Dr. Olubunmi Ajibade, Senior Lecturer in the Department of Mass Communication, disclosed to NAN that ASUU was not against testing anyone who abused budgetary guideline or working outside his or her command.
He, in any case, said that ASUU was stressed at the way the issue was being taken care of.
“The entire issue is ending up being a small-time show, and this is unsuitable by us.
“I don’t have itemized data concerning this entire scene be that as it may, with what was talked about at our crisis congress, unmistakably these is a genuine misapplication of intensity.
“At the point when issues like this come up, it is just appropriate that fair treatment is pursued. You don’t utilize your veto capacity to threaten others.
“Whatever is the issue should have been brought for consideration before gathering where many administration staff is individuals.
“I heard they are having a crisis meeting; let us sit back and watch how it goes,” Ajibade said.