Barely two years after expiration of tenure of last set of leaders and various controversies leading to termination of appointment by the university of many of them including the chairman- Dr Isaac Oyewunmi; Vice-chairman, Dr Adebowale Adeyemi-Suenu and the Secretary, Dr Anthony Dansu, among others, the Lagos State University (LASU), Ojo, branch of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) have elected a set of new leaders.
They are Dr Adeolu Bakare from the Department of Economics as Chairman; Dr Babafemi Babatope as Vice Chairman; Dr Sylvester Idowu as Secretary and Dr S.A. Adebanjo as Assistant Secretary; Dr S.O Olabode as Treasurer; Dr S.A. Oladosu as Investment Officer; Dr Adeola Ajibade as Internal Auditor and Dr Ayodele Awotundun as Financial Secretary
This was contained in a statement signed by the new chairman and the secretary and made available to newsmen on Monday’s night.
According to them, the new officers were elected last Friday at a congress convened by a four-man caretaker committee of the union, headed by Dr Ishak Lakin and have since assumed duties that would last three years.
They said it was the vice-chairman of the committee, Dr A.O Adekoya from the Department of Medicine at LASUCOM that conducted the affairs of the congress, adding that by the development, both the caretaker committee and immediate past executive members of the union had been dissolved.
The duo also noted that the congress tasked the new exco to be sincere, transparent, steadfast and committed to the ideals of the union notwithstanding challenges that may come their way.
“We were specifically asked to facilitate the bringing together as indivisible group of all ASUU members, the payment of Earned Academic Allowance, the 20 per cent increment of basic salary of members based on the new minimum wage, the restoration of union’s check-off dues; construction of new ASUU secretariat, good welfare package and foster of industrial harmony and to always carry along all campuses of LASU in the union activities,” they said in the statement.
While promising to use their new roles to lift the union and LASU to a greater height, they, however, solicited cooperation and support of all members of the union in the university.