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Age Scandal: We Stand By Prof. Okebukola – LASU

Prof.Peter Okebukola. Photo: Guardian
Prof.Peter Okebukola. Photo: Guardian

The management of the Lagos State University (LASU), has issued a report that the former Executive Secretary of the National Universities Commission (NUC), and a staff of the institution, Prof. Peter Okebukola falsified his age and uses multiple dates of birth.

Reports revealed that Prof. Okebukola used multiple dates of birth to prevent him from retiring at the right time.

But a statement issued by Ademola Adekoya, Coordinator, Centre for Information, Press and Public Relations, LASU stated that the attention of the LASU management had been drawn to a publication released by Premium Times on the 6th of April, 2019 with respect to a former NUC Secretary and an academic member of staff of the institution, Distinguished Prof. Peter Okebukola.

“The publication bothers around multiple dates of birth and retirement status of the professor. The LASU management is without doubt one that abides strictly with the rule of law, statutes and conditions of service guiding operations of the university.

“In order to clear the ambiguity in the publication referred to above, the university management is hereby informing the general public that Prof. Okebukola is a bonafide academic member of staff of the university.

“The affirmation of the dates of birth of Okebukola in the record of service forwarded to the university by the Oyo state College of Education, ilesa confirmed the assertion by Okebukola that he was born on the 17th February, 1951,”

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“Finally, the university management is using this medium to reaffirm to the general public that it is resolute in continuing to deliver on its core mandates of teaching, research and community service,” part of the statement said.

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