LASU dissociates self from fake LASUITES

Oyedamola Oke, Lagos State University Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Administration)

The management of Lagos State University (LASU) has dissociated the university community from certain reports being sponsored by a group of individuals with “insidious intention” against the institution on some news media, both social and traditional.

It gave this clarification in a statement signed by Ademola Adekoya, the Coordinator, Centre for Information, Press and Public Relations (CIPPR).

The university was not specific about who such entities are but is aware of the instance of two recently sacked academics posing as executives of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU).

There were references implying that some persons also pose to speak on behalf of students too even as they were not Students’ Union executives.

LASU management said the persons have been peddling some falsehood, unfounded and unverified reports and stories being circulated in the media.

“Lagos State University’s records have clearly shown that none of the signatories to these unfounded stories is a member of staff of the University,” the statement read in part.

It thereafter maintained that “the University is proud of her world class students, legitimate members of staff (Teaching and Non – Teaching) and most importantly, the recognized students’ and staff unions and, their respective leaders who have been unrelenting, working tirelessly and highly supportive to the growth and development of our dear University.”

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“The invaluable and immensurable positive contributions of the members of staff, students’ and staff unions had taken the University to the enviable position it presently occupies in the comity of Universities in Nigeria as the second best.

“Therefore, as a responsible and responsive Management that is more committed to pushing the frontiers of excellence on all fronts, we hereby dissociate the name of the University from impostors, claiming to be staff and students posting all forms of falsehood, write ups/reports/stories that had not been verified by the institution’s Authority.”

It urged all well-meaning stakeholders to always contact the university authority to verify relevant information before they believe or even proliferate such information.

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