ASUU Strike LASU Members Pull Out Funds From Union
SUSPENSION OF REMITTANCE OF CHECK-OFF DUES TO ASUU-LASU
The Governing Council of the Lagos State University on the 7th of September, 2017 dismissed Dr. Isaac Oyewunmi (erstwhile Chairman of ASUU-LASU) for acts of misconduct bordering on extortion of money from students; and Dr. Adebowale Adeyemi-Suenu (erstwhile Vice-Chairman of ASUU-LASU) for acts of misconduct bordering on manipulation of students results. By virtue of their dismissal, they ceased to be members of ASUU-LASU from the 7th of September, 2017.
The Management is in receipt of a petition signed by a number of members of ASUU-LASU which alleged that Dr. Isaac Oyewunmi is still part of those presently operating the Bank Account of ASUU-LASU despite being a staff of another Institution.
Further, that both Dr. Oyewunmi and Dr. Adeyemi-Suenu have illegally been collecting monthly allowance of N50,000 (Fifty Thousand Naira) each from the general monthly deductions of members of ASUU-LASU. The petitioners further alleged that the Management is acting in concert with the Executive of ASUU-LASU to defraud members of ASUU-LASU.
The summary of the response of the Secretary ASUU-LASU is that the above issues concern the internal workings of the Union and relates to the interpretation of the Union’s Constitution and Code of Practice. The relevant financial Institutions have, however, confirmed that Dr. Oyewunmi as at 9th January 2019 is a signatory to the Bank Accounts of ASUU-LASU.
The continued management and operation of ASUU-LASU Bank Accounts by Dr. Issac Oyewunmi borders on criminal conspiracy, fraud and corruption. The Management cannot allow the mechanisms of the University to be used to aid and abet fraud and corruption.
In the circumstance, the Vice-Chancellor in the exercise of his supervisory and general responsibility to Council to maintain good order in the University has directed the immediate suspension of remittance of check-off dues of members of ASUU-LASU to ASUU-LASU Bank Accounts pending when the management and operation of the account(s) are properly regularized.
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