Stop Intimidating our Lecturers; ASUU tells UNILAG, UNIOSUN

The Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU on Monday alleged that some of its members in the University of Lagos were being intimidated by UNILAG Pro-Chancellor, Dr. Wale Babalakin. The National President of ASUU, Prof Biodun Ogunyemi, made the allegation.

He said, “Our attention has been drawn to the way the pro-chancellor, Dr. Wale Babalakin, is ruling the University of Lagos. We have also been informed of the various antics he has been trying to use against our members since the commencement of our current struggle. Our members are fighting a just cause, and we are convinced that history will vindicate us. Those who are coming up with policies that will make the children of the poor be poorer should remember that the rich will not be able to sleep when the poor are angry.”He urged members of the union in UNILAG not to succumb to alleged harassment and intimidation by the pro-chancellor.

Also, the Chairman of ASUU, Lagos Zone, Prof Olusiji Sowade, in a statement on Sunday said by convening a town hall meeting with NASU on September 26, Babalakin violated extant laws and traditions of the 56-year-old institution. Sowade said, “The latest antics is his letter to Heads of Departments and Deans of Faculties, inviting them to a meeting on December 11.”

Babalakin in response to the allegation said, “I have just arrived in the country. I am yet to see the statement by the union and I am not aware of what the union is talking about,” he said.

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