The leadership of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), University of Lagos (UNILAG) chapter, has again accused the chairman of the university’s Governing Council, Dr. Wale Babalakin, of being dictatorial and engaging in illegality in the administration of the university.
In the union’s letter to the members and signed by Dele Ashiru, Chairman ASUU UNILAG chapter, said it has received complaints from seven lecturers who were issued queries by the Registrar of the institution, Oladejo Azeez, on the instruction of Babalakin.
According to the union, some lecturers received queries signed by the Registrar on why they embarked on duly approved trips. The lecturers were also asked in the letter to submit their responses to the council chairman directly.
“Our fears that a vicious, vindictive and meddlesome leviathan is at the head of the University of Lagos Council has sadly been confirmed.
“Our union has received an avalanche of complaints from members who are in receipts of “queries” most recklessly and illegally authorized by the Pro-Chancellor, Dr. Babalakin through the Registrar,” part of the letter stated.
“ASUU has, therefore, advised the concerned lecturers to immediately contact the union for proper guidance and further actions. The union assured its members that it would stop at nothing to resist what is described as creeping tyranny and looming anarchy.
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