Governing Council Inaugurates Ad-Hoc Committees as LASU Crisis Lingers
As the crisis currently rocking Lagos State University (LASU) lingers, the Governing Council of the institution on Monday inaugurated six Ad-Hoc Committees to look into the situation crisis in the institution.
This development is contained in the university’s Official Bulletin, given to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos. It read that the council took the decision with specific terms of reference at its reconvened meeting last week.
The council directed the committees to investigate all issues raised by the four staff unions in the institutions, including the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), LASU Chapter.
Others are the Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Universities (SSANU), the National Association of Academic Technologists (NAAT) and the Non-Academic Staff of Nigerian Universities (NASU).
The Appointments Promotions and Disciplinary Committee which is headed by Prof. Musiliu Onilude is to come up with recommendations on how the institution could be crisis-free in order for it to assume its enviable position in the comity of universities.
The committee is also to investigate, analyse, and come up with appropriate recommendations on the allegations of non-payment of salary increment arrears, high-handedness and double standards.
It will also address the alleged harassment, intimidation and victimisation of staff and students, engaging in other gainful employments and non-implementation of New Career Structure for Academic Technologists among others.
The Infrastructure and Maintenance Committee, Chaired by Mr. Kayode Anibaba, is to investigate and come up with recommendations on the allegations of replacement of damaged vehicle among others.
The Committee on Withdrawal of Certificate, headed by Prof. Adedayo Ninalowo, will investigate and make recommendations on the alleged withdrawal of certificate by the ASUU-LASU Chairman against the university authorities.
It said that the Finance and Funds Management Committee, headed by Mr. Ken Igbokwe, would investigate and make recommendations on the allegation of Misuse of University Funds among others.
According to the bulletin, the Condition of Service Committee is headed by Mr. Akinsanya Ajose is to investigate and make recommendations as they affect non-adoption and implementation of agreed conditions of service between the Staff Unions and the University.
It said that the Special Committee chaired Prof. Musiliu Onilude, would investigate and come up with recommendations as they affect allegations of Discouraging Research and Genuine Scholarship among others.
Consequently, the bulletin also states that members of the university community who have contributions to make are advised to forward their submissions to the secretary of the relevant Ad-Hoc Committees through the Principal Assistant Registrar, Council Division.