- Those vying for the position of LASU vice-chancellor will have to wait for some time before they can know their fate
- This followed the cancellation of the selection process by visitor to the university Babajide Sanwo-Olu
- Meanwhile, a fresh selection process was immediately ordered by the governor
In what will come as a big blow to those who are top contenders for the seat of Lagos state University vice-chancellor, Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has made a critical decision concerning the selection process.
The decision was made following petitions against the selection process by the governing council.
Punch newspaper reports that Sanwo-Olu directed that a fresh process that would terminate in 45 days should commence immediately.
This was disclosed in a statement by Sanwo-Olu’s chief press secretary, Gboyega Akosile, on Friday, January 8.
Meanwhile, the governor also directed that an emergency Senate meeting be convened by the outgoing vice-chancellor, Professor Olanrewaju Fagbohun.
This, the governor said, should be done for the purpose of appointing someone that will act in acting capacity from Monday, January 11, 2021.
Recall that Legit.ng had reported that members of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) and the Non-Academic Staff Union of Universities (NASU) of LASU staged a protest to call attention to their demands.
The protesting staff also barred the vice-chancellor of the institution and students from gaining access to the premises.
The protest is about the failure of the school management to pay increment in salaries promised by the Lagos state government.
Legit.ng had also reported that Sanwo-Olu expressed concern over the high cases of coronavirus recorded in the state.
Legit.ng reports that he urged residents in the state to observe measures put in place to curb the spread of the virus, noting that the state government was doing everything possible to avoid another lockdown.
Sanwo-Olu said this in a tweet after the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) announced 1,354 new cases of COVID-19 in the country on Tuesday, January 5.
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