By Ikenna Asomba
Friday, December 8, will continue to remain unforgettable for Nigeria’s Best State University, the Lagos State University, LASU, situated in the heart of Ojo, in Nigeria’s commercial hub, Lagos State, as the institution held the first-of-its-kind Hangout with Media Practitioners.
At the epoch-making event attended by diplomaticwatch.com, the Vice Chancellor of the University Professor Olanrewaju Fagbohun, reiterated the institution’s commitment to the rule of law, due process and transparency.
Speaking at the Media Parley, Professor Fagbohun, stated that rule of law, due process and transparency keeps the university going under his watch.
He said: “It seems we are stepping on toes but we will not say because we want peace to reign, we allow the rule of law to be trampled on. Not even the vice-chancellor is above the law; that is why no erring member will go unpunished.”
According to Fagbohun, “the peace and progress enjoyed in the institution is as a result of the team work by the university’s management, staff, students and other stakeholders,” adding that “while many of the university’s staff members had totally keyed into the current administration’s transformation agenda, others were gradually doing so.”
However commending the media practitioners for the humongous role they play in reporting the programmes and activities of the university, the Vice Chancellor said: “Our media partners have been supporting us through their media coverages. We have had a robust relationship with them as they have been helping us to project the Lagos State University in the positive light. So, as the year 2017 is coming to an end, we have thought it imperative to bring all our media partners together to hear their goodwill messages for the university, and as well interact with them.”
Meanwhile, the Vice Chancellor, Professor Fagbohun led the delegation of the university management to the media parley, including, the Deputy Vice Chancellor, (Academic), Professor Olumuyiwa Noah; Deputy Vice Chancellor (Administration), Professor Oyedamola Oke; Registrar, Mr. Akinwunmi Lewis; University Librarian, Dr. Adebambo Oduwole; Acting Bursar, Mr. Adebisi Yusuff, Dean, School of Transport, Professor S.G. Odewunmi and Dean, Faculty of Arts, Professor Adeleke Fakoya, among others.
However, the media parley afforded the Journalists present, the opportunity to send their goodwill message to the university, and as well critique and make suggestions where and where necessary.