ASUU: Our resolutions still stand
By Adesina Wahab
The opposition by the employees of the University of Lagos, UNILAG, to the consultation of Prof. Theophilus Omololu Soyombo, as the Performing Vice-Chancellor of the university by the Governing Council, is now melting, as the Non-Academic Personnel Union, NASU, on Tuesday pulled out of the position of the employees.
NASU, in a declaration backed by the UNILAG chapter Chairman, Kehinde Ajibade and T.S. Aderibigbe, the Chairman of the College of Medication, University of Lagos, Idi Araba, stated they were no longer part of the choice faulting the elimination of Prof. Oluwatoyin Ogundipe as the Vice-Chancellor and the consultation of Soyombo as the Performing Vice-Chancellor.
In the declaration, the union leaders stated they had actually concerned terms with the remarkable need of their nationwide body and the basic members of the union to choose their brand-new line of action.
” The union and branch chairmen thus plainly dissociate themselves from the previous action. As a responsive and accountable union mainly understood for putting the interest of her members initially, NASU UNILAG and NASU College of Medication, University of Lagos, Idi Araba, will continue to oppose any act efficient in jeopardising the typical interest of all members and stakeholders.
“On his note, the union hereby wishes the Acting Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Theophilus Omololu Soyombo a smooth sail in office. We want to appeal to all NASU members to remain calm and resolute.”
Remember that NASU, the Academic Personnel Union of Universities, ASUU, and the Senior Personnel Association of Nigerian Universities, SSANU, last Thursday held a joint Congress and provided a resolution condemning the elimination of Ogundipe last Wednesday at its being in Abuja.
The resolution was signed by the ASUU UNILAG chapter Chairman, Dr Dele Ashiru, the SSANU Chairman, Olusola Sowunmi to name a few.
They likewise went on a rally with Ogundipe from the Senate Structure to the primary gate of the university.
Why NASU took out
Examinations by Lead revealed that a previous primary officer of the university lags the pressure overdid the NASU management to have a rethink about the matter.
The stated officer, who is still in the use of the university, then desired a 2nd term of workplace however was not offered.
His computation now is that if today management is booted out of workplace, he would have a chance to look for another term in workplace.
Responding to the brand-new line of action of NASU, Ashiru stated they were complimentary to do so.
“That is a human being for you. We were all here and they were not forced to be part of the Congress, and to make the resolution and even be part of the solidarity rally. It is not their ghosts that took part in those things. The whole world can see and with all these actions, we are making history. Posterity will judge every one of us,” he stated.
He, nevertheless, included that ASUU, members of the Senate of the organization to name a few were undaunted in their earlier needs.
When our correspondnent called the UNILAG Chairman of SSANU, Olusola Sowunmi, to understand if his union was still on its earlier position, he stated he was at a conference and would call later on.
As at press time, he has actually refrained from doing so.