Concerned University of Lagos Stakeholders are blaming the inability of the Nigeria Police Force to act on its previous petition of March this year for the present crisis rocking the university. According to the spokesperson of the stakeholder, Mr Ayowole Akintayo,”police inability to act on our previous petition emboldened ASUU to embark on its present action” Here’s the full letter below :
In a release on March 19, 2020, we, the peace-loving Concerned Stakeholders of the great University of Lagos had alerted the Inspector General of Police (IGP) on the need to pre-empt the UNILAG ASUU Chairman, Dr. Dele Ashiru on his strong inclination to take the laws into his own hands by threatening the life of the Pro-Chancellor of the University, Dr. Wale Babalakin (SAN) through his mobilization of a motley crowd of irritants to declare the Pro-Chancelor a ‘persona non grata’
Dr. Ashiru who is by now emboldened by the non-action of the Police Chief on our call to intensify his resolve at commiting this heinous act of criminality.
In a “Notice of Special Emergency Congress” slated for Wednesday, 15th July, 2020 at 9am to hold at the “Foyer of Council Chamber” with the sole Agendum of “Congress Resolution of 11th March 2020” and personally signed by Dr. ‘Dele Ashiru, where he is inviting willing “ASUU MEMBERS” to join him to perpetrate an act of criminality.
It should be noted by the general public and law enforcement agents that the above proposed “Congress” is slated to coincide with and to forestall the proposed University Council Meeting scheduled to hold about the same time and to be presided over by the Pro Chancellor, God Willing.
It is quite obvious that Dr. Ashiru and his co-travelers are being apprehensive that the issue of the alleged in discrepancies committed by some management staff may be tabled for discussion at the next Council meeting hence the desperate and surreptitious attempt to pre-empt and stop the meeting from holding.
We hereby reiterate our call, for the umpteenth time, to the IG to direct the Assistant Inspector General (AIG), South-West Zone or the State Commissioner of Police to invite, caution and stop Dr. Dele Ashiru and his cohorts on their determined evil tracks.
A detachment of Police Crack Team must also be stationed within the university premises to ensure the safety of lives and properties with specific reference to the Pro-Chancelor and other Council Officials expected at the meeting.
By this pattern of bad behavior and brigandage been demonstrated by the supposed Chairman of the academic staff one wonders what kind of legacy the likes of Dr. Ashiru wish to bequeath to university students and the coming generation.
The amazing thing in all of this is the undignifying silence of the Vice Chancellor who is the Chief Security Officer/Chief Executive Officer in charge of the day to day running of the University.
Naturally, one would have expected him to speak up on the raging allegations of impropriety against his office and on the propensity of the ASUU Chairman to forment trouble and unleash mayhem on the entire university community.
We are still waiting for him to do the needful and urgently too!
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On behalf of The Concerned Stakeholders.