LASU VC Selection: No Interest In Any Candidate-ASUU

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The Academic Staff Union of Universities, (ASUU), Lagos State University, Ojo, branch had in a release said the union has no vested interest in any candidate contesting the position of the Vice-Chancellor of the university.
The statement signed by the Chairman, Dr. Ibrahim Bakare and the Secretary, Dr. Sylvester Idowu, the union disassociate itself from a statement by two ex-staff of the institution asking the Chairman of Council, Prof. Adebayo Ninalowo to step down as the chairman of the committee for the selection of the new VC.
“ASUU-LASU wishes to reiterate its earlier stance that it had no vested interest in any candidate that contested in the past exercise and does not intend to have any candidate in the fresh exercise.
It should be recalled that the 8th substantive Vice-Chancellor of the institution Prof. Olanrewaju Fagbohun bowed out office on Monday 11th of January after his five-year tenure as the VC.
It should also be recalled that the initial process towards the selection of the new Vice-Chancellor for the institution was discontinued by the Governor and Visitor to the university, Mr. Babajide Sanwoolu due to numerous petitions, protest that mar the exercise.
The union however said as critical stakeholders in the university, their prayer to the selection committee and the Governor and Visitor to the university is to kindly appoint whoever emerges best, at the end of the process among contenders.
“We wish to recall that it was the 10th Governing Council of the university chaired by Prof. Adebayo Ninalowo that produced the outgoing Distinguished Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Olanrewaju Fagbohun who emerged first on the list of the best three presented to the then Governor.
“The outstanding performance of the outgoing Vice-Chancellor is enough to vindicate our judgement that whoever emerges first among the contenders should be appointed,” it stated.
The union reiterates its trust and confidence in the caliber of the members of the highly quintessential professionals and academics of high repute constituted in the selection committee.
“We have no doubt that the outcome of the fresh process would, once again, bring about the best candidate that all stakeholders within and outside the Lagos State University, and indeed Nigeria will be proud of.

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