The management of the Lagos State University (LASU), Ojo, today Monday 14th, January 2019, suspended, with immediate effect, further remittance of check-off dues of lecturers of the university into the union bank accounts.
The Vice-Chancellor of the university, Prof Olarenwaju Fagbohun, said this in a statement made available to newsmen on Monday.He said the university took the decision to ensure the university branch of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) properly regularised the signatory to its bank accounts.
But when Dr Oyewunmi contacted, he told Tribune Online that, though, he would not want to join issue with the university management over the matter that concerning his person because his case with the university authority for dismissing him is pending before the court of competent jurisdiction. Joining issue with the university management, he explained, would be sub-judicial and unnecessary.
“But then, it a statement of fact that I remain the branch chairman of ASUU of LASU and therefore not out of place that I am retained as the signatory to the union account,” he said.
On the issue that he is also still drawing N50, 000 monthly allowance from the union account which is due for the officer occupying the chairman seat, he said the money is his entitlement as the chairman of the branch.
It will be recalled that the secretary and assistant secretary of the branch have been the ones performing the roles of chairman and his deputy in acting capacity particularly within the university community since they were both dismissed over similar allegations in 2017.
Source: Tribune Online