The alleged Visitation Panel set up by Governor Jide Sanwoolu to look into the self-inflicted impasse in the appointment of a new Vice Chancellor for Lagos state University, LASU, is needless, time wasting and diversionary.
The well known norm in the appointment of all state universities Vice Chancellor is to give the deserving , well qualified indigene the opportunity to lead the state institution after all necessary screening processes must have taken place.
The Governing Board of LASU had shortlisted well distinguished and internationally recognized four professors and forwarded same to the Governor since early February. What then is this rigmarole ? Why this deliberate attempt to sideline a native Lagosian to lead an institution created by the legendary Alhaji Lateef Kayode Jakande for the sole purpose to create opportunities for our professionals to rise in their various fields of academic endeavors?
Sanwoolu’s position is puzzling and unacceptable. Governor Sanwoolu should do what is right, what is fair and what is just by immediately appointing the most qualified Lagosian native from the four names already on his his table rather than engaging in rudderless shadow-chasing .
-Major General Tajudeen Olanrewaju rtd, Former GOC Third Armored Division,
Trustee, Ọmọ Eko Pataki