Lagos Assembly invites, COMMISSIONER, LASU VC, OTHERS over alleged certificate racketeering.
Written by AIGBOKHAEBHO OKHUELEIGBE on November 8, 2023
Lagos State House of Assembly has summoned the Commissioner for Tertiary Education, Tolani Akibu, Vice Chancellor of Lagos State University, lbiyemi Olatunji-Bello, the university’s Senate and other top officials over allegations of extortion and certificate racketeering against the school.
Moving the motion under Matter of Urgent Public Importance, Owolabi Ajani told his colleagues that LASU had maintained a high integrity over the years and this must be sustained.
In his remark, the speaker of the House, Mudashiru Obasa who is also an Alumnus of the Lagos State University, said the story could be suspicious and not trustworthy because of its tendency to blackmail.
He said he agrees that the concerned officials should be invited to present facts and to safeguard the institution’s reputation. He said:
I agree that the committee should invite those to be invited to establish facts about the allegation, but we must not because of that destroy our institution’s reputation.
Dr Obasa added that if anyone is found wanting, such a person should be sanctioned.