The Chairman of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in Lagos State, Engr Adedeji Doherty has called on the State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu prioritise the issue of being an indigene of Lagos State in the criteria for the choice of who becomes the next Vice-Chancellor of the Lagos State University (LASU).
He stated that the Governor, should recollect that, one of the major reasons for setting up the institution was for total support of Lagos State indigenes as it concerns admission and staff recruitment.
He said since other State owned universities in the country to not appoint non-indigenes as Vice Chancellors, that of LASU should not be different.
Engr Doherty in a released on Tuesday, said, “For peace, harmony and a sense of belonging for Lagosians, we in the People’s Democratic Party in Lagos State, would like to pull our total support for any of the shortlisted indigenes contesting for the post of the next Vice Chancellor of the Lagos State University (LASU)”.
“We are well aware of all the intrigues playing out at the moment.
“We also have it on good authority, that 15 persons applied for the position of the Vice Chancellor and three persons have been recommended to the State Government.
“We however wish to advise that, for fairness on Lagosians, the consideration of the selection of a bonafide indigene as the next Vice Chancellor should be given utmost priority.
“As a party, we are not too keen on who gets appointed as the next Vice Chancellor of LASU, but our position, which will also believe is that of Lagos indigenes is that the most qualified Lagos State indigene should be appointed as it is being done in other State owned universities.”