Senator Abiru clears air on involvement within the LASU VC selection process
Senator Abiru clears air on involvement within the LASU VC choice course of. Senator Adetokunbo Abiru (APC-Lagos East) has mentioned he has no hand within the cancellation of the Lagos State University (LASU) Vice-Chancellor Selection Process ordered lately by Gov. Babajide Sanwo-Olu.
Abiru mentioned in a press release on Sunday in Lagos that his consideration had been drawn to a viral video on the choice of Sanwo-Olu to cancel the choice course of that the Governing Council of LASU initiated in synergy with the LASU Senate.
“In a 10-minute video printed on @baloguneko Instagram deal with, one Abisoye Oyeyemi Oshodi, wrongfully alleged that I prevailed on Mr. Governor to cancel the primary choice technique of the subsequent LASU VC.
“He (Oshodi) additionally alleged that I informed Mr. Governor to display screen out indigenes of Ikorodu Division (of Lagos State) contesting for the vice chancellorship place of the college.
“He claimed that I gave this recommendation on the grounds that the Ikorodu Division was solely within the governorship seat and never the vice-chancellor place.
“All these claims were nothing, but mere figments of Mr. Oshodi’s imagination. They do not in any way represent the truth,” Abiru mentioned.
The senator added that he neither prevailed on Sanwo-Olu to cancel the method first initiated by the Joint Council and Senate Selection Committee to pick out LASU’s subsequent VC nor ever influenced him to zone the place out of the Ikorodu Division for any cause.
Abiru mentioned that he didn’t play any position in the entire course of.
“For the aim of file, I labored in private and non-private sectors for 32 years earlier than I joined partisan politics. For this era, I used to be a promoter of fine company governance hinged on competence, due course of, and transparency.
“Even although I’m now in partisan politics, I nonetheless imagine these values must be on the core of operations in all public or non-public establishments.
“I strongly imagine the appointment of LASU VC, like in different tertiary establishments nationwide, must be based mostly on competence and due course of.
“This is the place I’ve at all times held, particularly on this period after we consciously sit up for our universities to steer the trail to sustainable growth in all aspects of life,’’ the senator mentioned.
Newsmen report that the governor had Jan. 7 canceled the method for the appointment of a substantive ninth vice-chancellor of LASU, ordering a contemporary course of inside 45 days.