The embattled Secretary of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), Lagos State University (LASU) Chapter, Dr Tony Dansu, has pleaded with Gov. Babajide Sanwo to come to the rescue of the dismissed executive members of the union.
Dr Dansu, made the plea in Lagos, following the dismissal of three executive members of the union, and five other lecturers sacked by the university Governing Council.
The council had, at its 122nd meeting on Sept. 12, promoted 31 academic staff and 346 non-academic staff.
The council also approved the dismissal of eight academic staff and three non-academic staff.
Their offences were based on issues bordering on abscondment from duty, certificate falsification, theft of confidential documents, sale of marks, among others.
Dansu said that the affected union officials believed so much in the new administration of the state government and was hopeful that the governor would do the needful.
“We have written several letters to the governor and we know that he will come to our aids, because he does not support any impartiality.
The ASUU leader explained that the Lagos State House of Assembly had three weeks ago invited the union and the university management to address the issues.
The union leader advised that the two parties should sheath their swords and settle.
In his reactions, the university Spokeman, Mr Ademola Adekoya, said that the university proceeded with the disciplinary process, following a court judgment, which permitted it to do so.
Adekoya said the court also ruled that following the decision of the university on the matter, the union could still approach the court for a redress, if they were not satisfied.