A group, the United Action for Democracy (UAD), has urged the Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, to return the visitation panel to Lagos State University to handle the unresolved issues and crisis in the citadel of excellence.
The group said the visitation panel was in line with the regulation of the institution.
In a statement by Kunle Ajayi, the General Secretary, the group noted that the last visitation to the University was in 2009, under Babatunde Fashola’s tenure.
This, they said, is provided for by the law for a visitation every five years.
Noting that LASU is an institution funded by taxpayers’ money, it expressed that the varsity has the potential to be one of the best in Africa, if the government gets its decisions right rather than prioritising political considerations over and above best practices.
“LASU should not have the misfortune of a Governing Council again if there is to be objectivity in handling the myriad of unresolved issues and the crisis on ground,” the statement reads.
“We note the Governing Council’s allusion to the immediate past Council, to unprecedented corruption and disregard for law and order as being responsible for the peace in the university.
“It confirms our suspicion that some powerful people in government are seeking to foist members of the 10th Governing Council for another four years, not in the interest of the university, but on account of political expediency,” the statement concluded.