A social media commentator on Lagos affairs, Balogun Eko, has claimed that if the Lagos State Government fails to appoint a Lagosian as the Vice-Chancellor of LASU , there will be chaos.
Balogun via a YouTube video of about 11 minutes wondered why the only indigenous state university cannot get an indigene to head the university.
He claimed that “there is no state university in the whole of Nigeria that is headed by a non-indigene hence Lagos” must not be the same “else there would be chaos in Lagos State even more than that of EndSARS.”
Balogun who spoke in Yoruba asked that the Special Adviser to the Governor on Education, Barrister Tokunbo Wahab should retrace his steps to what one of his predecessors Otunba Fatai Olukoga (2011 – 2015) from the Ikorodu Division did in appointing Prof. Obafunwa from Epe Division as the Vice-Chancellor during the tenure of Babatunde Raji Fashola.
Furthermore, he claimed that the appointment system has been manipulated to favour one of the aspirants for the Post, Mrs Ibiyemi Bello who happens to be a wife to the Commissioner for Environment and Water Resources, Tunji Bello who is not an indigene of Lagos State.
“If an indigene of Lagos State is not appointed as the VC, its either we cause chaos or burn it” he stressed on.
Balogun also posited that member of the VC Selection Committee were hand-picked to favour Prof. Bello hence are failure from the onset for this cause because they all are seeking favour and appointment thereafter. The three personalities he noted are: Prof. Adenike Boyo; Prof. Rafiu Okuneye and Prof. Olagunju.
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