Dr. Tony Dansu, Secretary of the Academic Staff Union of Universities, Lagos State University (LASU) chapter, has pleaded with the Executive Governor of Lagos State, Babajide Sanwo-Olu to intervene in the case of the sacked executive members of the union.
Dr. Dansu, in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos, begged the governor following the dismissal of three executive members of ASUU, LASU chapter abd five other lecturers by the institution’s Governing Council.
According to NAN, the Governing Council, had, at its 122nd meeting on September 1, promoted thirty-one academic staff and 346 non-academic staff of the university.
The council as well approved the dismissal of eight academic staff and three non-academic staff of the institution.
It was revealed that their offences bordered on allegations of absconding from duty, certificate falsification, theft of confidential documents, sales of marks, among others.
“We have written several letters to the governor and we know that he will come to our aid, because he does not support impartiality. Our dismissal was a struggle between the truth and falsehood, which is quite unfortunate that we found ourselves in this university system.
“The leadership of the university is actually doing the direct opposite of what the university stands for, by killing voices in the system. This is what the union is trying to check, because we are the watchdog in the system and conscience of the nation,” Dansu stated.
He also explained that the Lagos State House of Assembly had, three weeks ago, invited the union and the university management to address the issues which the union advised that the two parties involved should settle ammicably.
According to NAN, the sacked lecturers include, D. Henry Gbelee, Dr. Oluwakemi Aboderin-Shonibare, Dr. Adeolu Oyekan, Dr. Anthony Dansu, Mr. Kehinde Coker, Mr. Oladapo Akinyemi, Mrs. Alaba Odu and Mr. Wasiu Busari.