The University of Lagos (UNILAG), Akoka, has reacted to threats by the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) of the branch to disrupt the Governing Council meeting should the Pro-Chancellor and Chairman of the council, Dr Wale Babalakin, enter the university for the meeting.
In a statement on Sunday by the Registrar, Mr. Oladejo Azeez, urged the university community and public to ignore threats by the Union adding that it was the Vice Chancellor, Prof. Oluwatoyin Ogundipe, that requested for the meeting.
“ASUU as a trade union under the laws of Nigeria is expected to know that Section 4 of the Trade Union Act states that “No person shall subject any other person to any form of constraint or restriction in the course of persuasion.
“And this ASUU, UNILAG chapter action has shown clearly that it is a group that does not adhere to the constitution of Nigeria or the Trade Union law which it is a part of.
“But as a responsible council, we will not engage ASUU, University of Lagos branch on issues that are beyond its duties, powers and responsibilities under the laws of Nigeria.
“So, all law-abiding Nigerians should go about their legitimate duties on campus as they would be protected under the laws of the federation” the statement said.