The University of Lagos Chapter of the Academic Staff Union of Universities has given a note of warning to the Institution’s Pro-Chancellor and Chairman of Governing Council Dr. Wale Babalakin not to show up in campus inorder to prevent violence.
The Union also called on the Education Minister, Mallam Adamu Adamu, and the Executive Secretary, National Universities Commission (NUC), Prof. Abubakar Rasheed, to monitor Babalakin’s activities after a vote of no confidence was passed on the Governing Council Chairman for his role in the postponement of the University’s 51st convocation in March.
The ASUU-UNILAG Chairman, Dr. Dele Ashiru, in a statement warned Babalakin against visiting the campus for a council meeting scheduled to hold from Wednesday to Friday.
The statement reads; “The attention of our Union has been drawn to a surreptitious Council meeting summoned by Dr. Bolanle Olawale Babalakin.
“Our Union wishes to remind members of the University Community and the general public that the vote of no confidence passed on Dr. Wale Babalakin and his persona non grata status on account of the unfortunate cancellation of the University’s Convocation ceremonies occasioned by him has not been vacated by the congress of our great Union.
“Consequently, Dr. Wale Babalakin should be advised to rethink his intention of entering the University of Lagos Campus as his presence may rupture the long cherished peace and tranquility in our campus.
Our Union therefore respectfully call on the Honourable Minister of Education, Mallam Adamu Adamu and the Executive Secretary of the National Universities Commission (NUC), Prof. Abubakar Rasheed to please rein in Dr. Wale Babalakin. He should also be held squarely responsible for any breakdown of law and other which his presence in our campus may create.”
The Management of the University of Lagos had cancelled it 51st Convocation Programme previously scheduled to start March 9, 2020.