Distinguished Members of Non – Academic Staff Union (NASU) LASU on Tuesday, 29th January, 2019 converged on Epe Campus, Lagos, for the Third (3rd) Year End of Year Party, Prayer & Awards ceremony for deserving members of the Union. Members of the noble Union from the Main Campus Ojo and Lagos State University College of Medicine (LASUCOM), Ikeja also graced this Notable event to celebrate her Members for their Service to the Union. The event was held at the Faculty of Engineering Lecture Hall, Uphill, Epe Campus .
Comrade Obafemi Sanni (a.k.a Justice) In his opening address, he said some members of the Union would be honoured for outstanding service(s). “At the second (2nd) End of Year in 2017, awards were presented to past Representatives of NASU – LASU, Epe Campus both (Living and Late). Awards were also presented to Members of the Union who represented Epe Campus as past Presidents of Cooperative Societies. A total of Five (5) awards were given. The Union promised to extend the awards to other Trustees (Secretaries and Treasurers) of Cooperatives who are no longer serving. It also intended to include Chairmen of Residents’ Associations who are members of NASU.” Adding that the core objective of the award was to encourage NASU – LASU members to serve and deliver good and quality services.
In his own speech, the Chairman, NASU – LASU, Comrade Albert Yemaren Agosu, said “…I have been dazed today. The Epe people, you have surprised me…I appreciate the Executive members for the support enjoyed so far. 90% of Epe people did not vote for me when I was contesting, but, the irony of life is that they appreciated me so wonderfully. I later enjoyed immense cooperation and support from them. I thank God, I thank everyone of you and I thank Obafemi Sanni”.
The Head of Campus, Associate Professor P.A.O Adegbuyi commended the Union for a wonderful outing. His words “…NASU – LASU members are so organised. Staff welfare is so important. I appreciate the staff members and celebrate them.” He thereafter sang a song “…Oye kadupe (twice), Ara san, Ategun fe, Iji ja kogbewa lo, Oye kadupe.” meaning “it is very necessary to praise and thank God for making everyone to be alive” as a way to show better apreciation to the Creator – God.
He urged members of the Union on Epe Campus to join hands with the Campus Management toward ensuring a Greener and Cleaner Campus that all will be proud of. He further appreciated the organizers for a job well done.
The Head, Epe Registry; Mrs. Osunsanya Omolara also commended the efforts and contributions of the members of NASU LASU Epe toward the growth and development of Epe Campus and Lagos State University as a whole.
Comrade Demu Bankole who represented Chairman SSANU – LASU at the ceremony on behalf of the Senior Staff Association of Nnigerian Universities highly praised Comrade Albert Y. Agosu’s leadership for bridging the gap between Main Campus , Ojo and Epe Campus. “…Nigeria will be a best place to live if all leaders can do like Agosu.”
Other dignitaries at the all important event include; the Imam of Epe Campus, Mr. Lawal, Assistant Chaplain, Dr. Oladejo Duduyemi, Dean, Faculty of Engineeeing, Prof. G.O Shonaike, Director, Pre-Degree Studies, Dr. Olowu, President, LASU Ojo CMS; Mr. Odugbemi, Former Chairman and Secretary NASU – LASU; Comrades Jubril Yaqub and Ajose Representatives of (ASUU-LASU Epe, SSANU – LASU Epe and NAAT – LASU, Epe). Prayers were said by both the Chaplain and Imam for long lasting peace, growth and development of the Lagos State University, the University Maagement, Members of Staff, World Class Students and all Stakeholders.
Awards were presented to Ten (10) deserving members
Mrs. Obadiah gave the closing prayers to end the event.