A reconciliation committee headed by Prof. Dapo Asaju has been set up to reconcile the ASUU-LASU factions by the Vice Chancellor, Prof. Ibiyemi Olatunji-Bello.
The Coordinator of the Varsity’s Centre for Information Press and Public Relations, Mr. Ademola, revealed this via a statement made known to the Press which reads thus:
The Vice Chancellor, Prof. Ibiyemi Olatunji-Bello, in recognition of the role of healthy staff unions in the advancement of the objectives of the university as well as the welfare of staff, has constituted a committee for the reconciliation of the different groups within the Academic Staff Union of Universities, Lagos State University Chapter (ASUU-LASU).
Members of the Committee include the following:
- Prof. Dapo Folorunsho Ashaju, Department of Religions & Peace Studies, Chairman,
- Prof. Joseph Abayomi Olagunju, Dean, Postgraduate School, Member,
- Prof. Comfort Adejoke Ibidapo, Department of Zoology & Environmental Biology, Member,
- Prof. Tayo Julius Ajayi, Dean, Faculty of Arts, Member, and
- Mr. Musliu Olakunle Ahmed Senior Assistant Registrar (Registrar’s Office), as the secretary.
The terms of the reference reads:
“The terms of reference of the Committee are: To mediate between members of ASUU-LASU led by Dr. I. Oyewunmi and that led by Prof. A.O. Bakare, to find possible ways of resolving the impasse between the two sets of members of ASUU-LASU in order to ensure the unity of the union; and to make any other recommendations as appropriate on the matter.
“Pursuant to the above, the committee hereby calls for submission of memoranda from interested members of the union and generality of the university community on how to resolve the issue. The memorandum should be submitted either in hard and soft copies. While hard copies should be submitted to the Secretary in the Registrar’s Office, 5th floor, Babajide Raji Fashola Senate Building, the soft copies should be forwarded to asuu [email protected]
“Deadline for submission is two (2) weeks from the date of publication, that is, Monday, 25th October, 2021.
“Sequel to the reception of submitted memoranda, the Committee will consider all submissions at its subsequent meetings and thereafter, invite stakeholders for interactions.
“There shall be two venues for the interactive sessions; Lagos State University, Ojo Campus and Lagos State University College of Medicine, Ikeja respectively. Interested stakeholders shall have the privilege to choose between any of the venues for the interactive sessions and communicate same to the Committee at the appropriate time.
“The Committee hereby solicit for prayer, cooperation and support from all members of the University Community in ensuring a successful delivery of its mandate.”
Recall that the immediate past VC, Prof. Olanrewaju Fagbohun was at loggerheads with the ASUU-LASU leadership headed by Dr. Isaac Oyewunmi which led to his dismissal by LASU on September 12, 2019 as well as the Secretary, Dr. Tony Dansu and the Assistant Secretary, Adeolu Oyekan and emergence of Dr. Ibrahim Bakare as the new chairman.
The sacked Executives were accused of sabotage against the management which also cumulated to the national body of ASUU ignoring the new ASUU-LASU Executives.
This new reconciliation also could mean that the matter which is challenged in the court might be withdrawn for peace to reign and the factions unified.