By LOVETH AZODO, Lagos
Stakeholders of the Lagos State University (LASU) has frowned at some of the reports insinuating that some of the staff that were recently relieved of their duties at the University were victimized.
The Lagos State University Governing Council at its 122nd Statutory Meeting held on Thursday, 12th September, 2019, approved the promotion of Thirty-One (31) academic staff, Three Hundred and Forty-Six (346) non-academic staff and the dismissal of Eight (8) staff for misconducts.
According to the code of service made available to Newsmen, cases of serious misconduct like removal of documents from personal file or confidential file and absence from duty without leave or abandonment of duty post which they were found guilty of lead to dismissal.
Head of Department, Theatre Arts and Music, Prof. Sola Fosudo revealed to Newsmen that three of the dismissed staff were AASU-LASU executives which they are also part of, adding that they have been spreading falsehood and claiming of being victimized.
Addressing the issue, Chairman Policy Advisory Committee and Conflict Resolutions, Prof. Anetekhai Martins noted that the fact that a person is opportune to be a member of a union doesn’t make him or her above the law as nobody is above the law.
“I have spent 35years in LASU and seen so many Vice Chancellors, if the VC is not doing well we will call him to order. It is our duty as stakeholders to ensure peace and unity, the current administration is a very rare blend of truth, Individuals that can offer self sacrifice” he said
Citing the code of service, Dean, Management Sciences, Lagos State University states that unlawful possession of confidential document shall lead to dismissal.
There is nothing like Victimization anybody that caught in any form of serious misconduct will be dismissed” he said.
According to the former chairman AASU-LASU Prof. Jamiu Oluwatokin the very idea of union is to ensure unity and if it is disuniting the union is about shooting itself on the foot.
I can assure you that AASU-LASU lives on, we remain intact. The law must take it place” he said.
Representing the university’s students on the issue, President of the Student Union, Oluwatayo Olatayo opined that the governing council took the right decision since the university’s management has been preaching about obeying laws adding that staff that have represented the university positively ware also rewarded.