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Babalakin: UNILAG ASUU, council postpone meetings

Chukwuebuka.NwaforChukwuebuka Nwafor
  • 16 Jul


The Academic Staff Union of Universities, University of Lagos chapter, and the institution’s governing council have postponed their meetings scheduled for Wednesday.

Recall that a face-off between the UNILAG Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Oluwatoyin Ogundipe, and the Dr Wale Babalakin-led governing council resulted in the postponement of the school convocation in March.

ASUU subsequently passed a vote of no confidence in Babalakin and declared him persona non grata in the school.

ASUU UNILAG had called an emergency congress on the date chosen by the UNILAG council and threatened a showdown with Babalakin if he stepped on the campus for the council meeting which was scheduled for Wednesday.

However, in the early hours of Wednesday, both the council and ASUU cancelled their meetings.

UNILAG Registrar and Secretary to the council, Oladejo Azeez, however, told our correspondent on the telephone that the council meeting was postponed due to logistics.

“We postponed the meeting because of logistic reasons and no new date has been choosen.

“As a responsible council, we will not engage ASUU UNILAG on issues that are beyond its duties, powers and responsibilities under the laws of Nigeria,” he said.

Also on Wednesday, UNILAG ASUU Chairman, Dr Dele Ashiru, in a statement, said the emergency congress had been postponed.

“This is to inform our members that in view of the postponement of the proposed council meeting, the congress of our great union initially scheduled to hold on the 15th of July, 2020, is hereby postponed,” he said.

Ashiru maintained that the vote of no confidence passed in Babalakin had “not been vacated” by the union.